As an RCMP Officer for 28 years, my service taught me to believe in the power of bold action; the wise use of leadership; and the courage and honour of the people of Canada.
Canadian Forces members, their families, and veterans are close to my heart;
their well-being brought me into the realm of federal politics.
“I believe not only in the spirit of what’s possible, but what’s bold and attainable.”
This campaign will be built upon the values of
Individual Freedom, Personal Responsibility, Fairness and Respect.
These fundamental values are the bedrock of the People’s Party of Canada.
As a member of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, I learned firsthand the importance of accepting people where they are. I have seen the fragility of life, I understand the solemnity of being thoughtful and measured, respectful and kind. Of being compassionate.
I believe: ‘Every problem has a solution.’
Michaelangelo described it, as a sculptor : “I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free.” I firmly believe that every issue has its answer already within it. It’s our privilege to be able to seek it out.
I believe a Member of Parliament must be ACCESSIBLE.
ACCESSIBILITY means both availability and approachability. For me, this will begin by working closely with the Mayor and each City Councillor, because so much actual problem-solving happens at the local level.
I believe a Member of Parliament must have a VOICE.
It should sound a little like your voice. An MP MUST vigorously stand up for those who they represent. Too often in our current government our MPs sit silently and vote the party line in the name of self preservation. This is NOT what our constitution intended.
I believe a Member of Parliament must be girded with INTEGRITY.
While it has been often misused, integrity is not outmoded. For me, simply said: “Integrity is a willingness to be truthful.”
Given all that Canada faces, both at home and in this world of increasing geo-political instability, your decision in this election will be vitally important. The issues are too big to ignore.
Campaigns have acted as mirrors of their times. I believe 2019 will be defining, in the truest sense of the term.
As I endeavour to earn your support and your vote, I look forward to meeting you over the coming 5 1⁄2 months. If you give me this opportunity, I will owe this seat to no one but the people of Kingston and the Frontenac Islands.
No donor, no corporation, no special interest will own my campaign, or later buy my vote.
Let there be no mistake,
I will fight for Kingston and the Islands.