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Friday, October 18, 2019

Huron-Bruce Election Candidates Discuss Improving Rural Life

Huron-Bruce | by Fadi Didi  

Federal election nominees give us their take on improving life for residents of Huron and Bruce counties.

Although federal election candidates for Huron-Bruce hope to improve life for residents of the riding, each has a different approach to the issue.

New Democrat Tony McQuail believes a more comprehensive childcare program will benefit young farmers looking to make a living in the riding.

McQuail also points to improvements in transportation, which he feels would make the lives of rural residents easier, suggesting cost-effective public transport, and ridesharing.

Conservative nominee Ben Lobb suggests a different approach to transportation improvements, calling for tax cuts on fuel and natural gas to relieve the burden on rural residents commuting long distances.

Lobb says the Tories will also slash taxes for the lowest tax bracket, saving up to $1,000 annually for some families.

For Liberal candidate Allan Thompson, it is important the federal government take rural ridings into consideration when forming national policy.

Thompson says healthcare, mental health, senior care, and agriculture all have rural dimensions, and the MP for Huron-Bruce needs to push harder to have these issues addressed locally.

Also running in the running of Huron-Bruce are Nicholas Wendler of the Green Party, and Kevin Klerks of the People's Party of Canada.

Election Day is October 21st.

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