Thursday, March 02, 2006
POLITICS AS USUAL: 3 BY-ELECTIONS CALLED IN ONTARIO
These elections are to fill vacancies for three MPPs who decided to move on to the federal theatre: Jim Flaherty (wicked successful), John Baird (big time successful) and Marilyn Churley (not so much).
As the defender of 2 of the 3 seats in play, these contests are high stakes for the Ontario PC Party and their leader, John Tory.
I am using this corner of the blogosphere to ask each of my readers (assuming most of them are supporters of the Ontario PC Party and the CPC) to give ha hand in the next month. Obviously, McGuinty called a snap election to try and catch the Party off guard. But we have strong nominated and/or declared candidates in Lisa MacLeod (nominated), Christine Elliott (declared), Ian MacNeil (declared) and Georgina Blanas (nominated).
It's time to send the Ontario FIBerals a message that Ontario deserves better than 80,000 lost manufacturing jobs, a crippling health tax and no plan for our future energy needs.
What can you do?
- Make a donation. Either to the Party at www.ontariopc.com or the candidates themselves.
- Come out and help! If you're on Parliament Hill, Nepean Carleton is a 20-minute drive and Whitby Ajax is wonderful in early spring. You can also enjoy the Toronto nightlife after a day of campaigning in Toronto Danforth. What else are you doing this weekend? What about next weekend?
- Get the word out. Use your blog, e-mail and any other wonders of technology to recruit money and volunteers.
Don't know anybody at the Ontario PC Party? E-mail me at email@example.com and I'll hook you up. I'm good that way.
John Tory and countless other Ontario Tories were proud to stand with Stephen Harper and his CPC candidates in Ontario in the last election. Many of us played key roles in the various campaigns in the drive to push Martin's FIBerals out of office.
I now ask each of you to stand with us and lend a hand in these key ridings.
The Party needs your help to elect three great candidates.
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