Valerie Bradford – Liberal

#1. Why do you believe your party is the best suited to represent people in Kitchener South – Hespeler? 

The Liberal party has worked hard to have the backs of Canadians throughout the pandemic. In the early days, the Liberal government was quick to procure the PPE needed to keep our healthcare and long term care workers safe. Then we secured over 4 million doses of vaccines – ahead of schedule – making Canada a leader in vaccination around the world.

We worked at lightning speed to create and roll out the Canadian Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) and the Wage Subsidy to help Canadians make ends meet and help businesses stay afloat. We also provided critical funding for better ventilation in schools and long term care facilities, working to keep our most vulnerable safe.

Canadians want to finish the fight against COVID-19 and they deserve a government that will get us through the crisis, not take us backwards.

Since 2015, the Liberal government has led the way on real action to move our country forward and make life easier and more prosperous for the Canadians that make places like Kitchener South-Hespeler a fantastic place to call home.

That includes the Canada Child Benefit – which gives more money to the families that needed it most – helping over 11,000 families in Kitchener South-Hespeler in 2019-2020 alone. We also increased the Old Age Security pension by 10% of all seniors aged 75+ and restored the eligibility for Old Age Security and Guaranteed Income Supplement to 65 from 67 years, putting thousands of dollars back into the pockets of seniors and families.

The smart policy and real results the Liberal Party has brought to Canada has kept Canadians safe and set our country on the path not only for recovery, but for an even better Canada. That’s work we can’t turn back from now.

#2. Why are you the most qualified candidate to represent this riding?

I have deep roots here in this community. I raised my 3 kids as a single mom here in Hespeler and spent many mornings at the Hespeler Arena. I’ve lived here long enough to remember Sportsworld as amusement park and Guelph Ave lined with farmers’ fields – a lot has changed since then.

I’ve been a part of that change, working with manufacturing and small businesses to help them through the transition of our economy. COVID-19 has brought on more change, our business community is looking for stability and our workforce is looking for opportunity. 

As an Economic Development Professional at the City of Kitchener, I spent the last 15 years of my career working with our business community to help bring jobs and investment to our region. I have deep understanding of our local economy and I am committed to working closely with our residents, communities, and all orders of government to ensure a strong recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.

In addition to my work as an Economic Development Professional, I spent 8 years on the Workforce Planning Board of Waterloo Wellington Dufferin, including serving as its Chair.

Through my work as Chair of the Manufacturing Innovation Network, I helped to strengthen our local supply chain to ensure that companies had the ability where possible, to source products locally. Small businesses are the lifeblood of our economy and we must do everything we can to support them.

I have also been a member of the Kitchener South-Hespeler Federal Liberal Riding Association Board since 2016, most recently serving as its Policy Chair.

I’m eager to continue being a strong advocate for Kitchener South- Hespeler and step up for this community in a new way.

My extensive knowledge of our local economy, long-time experience with workforce development and deep understanding of our challenges and opportunities make me well-equipped to action a strong recovery from the pandemic, and I’m ready to continue being an advocate for our community.

#3. What is the most important issue in this election? 

I can tell you that I’ve been out knocking on doors every day and the number one issue I hear is affordability. A re-elected Liberal government will finish off the fight against COVID-19 and keep moving us forward to make our region a place of shared success and prosperity.

As we look ahead to the future, I know how much is at stake right here in our community. I will be a strong voice, profoundly committed to making sure Kitchener South – Hespeler is a place where everybody, regardless of their background, ability, ethnicity, or gender identity, has the opportunity to be a part of shaping the place we call home.

#4. In your view, what makes this riding unique? 

From the amazing network of parks and green spaces in South Kitchener, to the unique small businesses in downtown Hespeler, our riding has it all. We’re a vibrant collection of diverse communities and a place of innovation and hard work, home to a full spectrum of businesses and organizations.The hardworking and talented residents of Kitchener South-Hespeler deserve a strong voice in Ottawa – and I’m ready to get to work.

#5. What was your motivation for becoming a candidate in this election? 

I have always believed in the people and businesses of this region. Following my career in economic development, I’m looking for a new way to serve this incredible community.

I raised my 3 kids as a single mom from the ages 3, 6 and 7. We lived in Hespeler and I spent many mornings running over to the Hespeler Arena.

It wasn’t always easy to put food on the table – and it’s only become even more expensive for households today.

This is what I hear from families at the door every single day. Young people are worried about whether they will be able to afford to buy a house. Parents are worried about the cost of raising their kids while also supporting their parents. Seniors are looking for an affordable home to downsize to.

That’s why I’m running – because the Liberal Party has a plan to make life more affordable for Canadians.

I’ve spent the last 15 years fighting to bring good jobs, investment, training and retraining opportunities to our community. I want to help us finish the fight against COVID-19 and move forward.

It’s important to me that you have someone in Ottawa who understands this riding, and has experience strengthening our communities. I believe firmly in a government that listens to residents and works together to confront some of our biggest challenges. I’m ready to take on the task.

#6. If you are elected to represent Kitchener South – Hespeler, what do your first six months look like?

We need to finish the fight against COVID-19. This is a must if we are going to ensure that we secure people’s health, livelihood, and prosperity. At the same time, we are in a unique position where we are

able to lay the groundwork for the country and Kitchener South-Hespeler that we wish to build for the future.

I’m ready to action the priorities I’ve heard from the riding, with the residents and local businesses right alongside. Those priorities include supporting our local businesses and creating good jobs, bringing in affordable childcare, taking action on the climate, and helping Canadians buy their first home sooner.

#7. How would you like residents of the riding to evaluate you after one year of representing Kitchener South – Hespeler?

I’m here to listen, and to keep our riding moving ahead. Whether it’s one year in, or any time before or after, I’d welcome the opportunity to connect with residents and hear your suggestions and feedback, as well as your ideas on how I can best serve as your Member of Parliament and strong representative in Ottawa.

#8. What else would you like to tell me about yourself?

In between my career in economic development, to meeting friends over a coffee at Creme Café, to my kids’ early morning practices at Hespeler Memorial Arena, I know the history and realities facing the region. This community has welcomed my family and I with open arms, at every stage of our lives here. In our world of evolving change and challenges, we need strong communities and engaged leadership more than ever. I’m committed to getting to work for a future that moves us ahead and makes life more affordable for all.

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Valerie Bradford – Liberal

Suresh Arangath – NDP

1. Why do you believe your party is the best suited to represent people in Kitchener South – Hespeler? 

New Democratic party is very different from other parties because we are working people. For our whole history we have fought for better working conditions and standards that lift everyone up. We continued our  fight for all Canadians during the pandemic and will continue our fight during the post pandemic recovery and later .

2. Why are you the most qualified candidate to represent this riding? 

I believe in providing equal opportunities for all Canadians irrespective of their race, religion, beliefs, age, and sexual orientation. I do not believe in cutting the public services and support to Canadians citing the shortage of funds or balancing of the book than prioritising the usage of resources based upon the urgency of the situation. I consider housing and health care as a human right and the responsibility of the government to make sure no one is denied of these rights. I am ready to fight for restoration of our environment back to where we were and stop the usage of fossil fuels so that our future generations can have a sustainable life in our earth. 

3. What is the most important issue in this election? 

Providing drinking water to indigenous communities is the first thing we must address now. Affordable housing shortage, mental health care crisis including addiction and death due to drug usage and shortage of childcare spaces and climate are crisis important issue we must address now. 

4. In your view, what makes this riding unique? 

I have talked to people who cannot afford to buy prescription drugs for their loved ones. There are moms who cannot afford to take their children to a councillor to treat their mental heath issues. There are people who do not have enough money to pay rent and buy food so that they must depend on food banks. There are those who died at for-profit long-term care homes due to negligence during the pandemic. 

5. What was your motivation for becoming a candidate in this election? 

I believe a Member of Parliament can make big difference in the lives of every Canadian to make it better particularly of the needy and vulnerable in the society and I have the passion to make that happen.

6. If you are elected to represent Kitchener South – Hespeler, what do your first six months look like?

From the day one I will work tirelessly to make sure that our indigenous communities all over have clean drinking water without any further delay. I will work to ensure that we can put a dent to the chronic homelessness and homelessness and affordable housing shortage in our in our region.

7. How would you like residents of the riding to evaluate you after one year of representing Kitchener South – Hespeler?

I would like the residents to think that there is a real representative who they can trust and depend on to make their lives better. I want them to have the trust to discuss their concerns with me like one in their family and that I will resolve their problems.

8. What else would you like to tell me about yourself?

This election is not about me or the party. It is about millions of Canadians who do not have a place to live or the money to buy prescription drugs or do not have clean drinking water. I am person who believe that Canadians deserve better life than this and I am ready to fight for them.

Suresh Arangath – NDP

Gabe Rose – Greens

#1. Why do you believe your party is the best suited to represent people in Kitchener South – Hespeler?

The Green Party of Canada is best suited to represent people in Kitchener South – Hespeler because we are the only party with a meaningful plan to combat the climate crisis, we have been advocating for progressive social and economic policies for decades, and our party is a team of caring, empathetic, compassionate people who truly want to make a positive difference in the lives of Canadians.

#2. Why are you the most qualified candidate to represent this riding? 

I’m a health care worker; I work as a medical laboratory technologist at St Mary’s General Hospital in Kitchener. I have work and volunteer experience in hospitals, public health, and mental health. My background in health care uniquely qualifies me to advocate for the improvement of our health care system, as I have experienced first-hand the many challenges and struggles faced by health care professionals, patients, and their family members.

#3. What is the most important issue in this election? 

I believe there are 3 equally important issues in this election;I would actually term them as crises: the housing crisis, the climate crisis, and our crisis in health care (including the opioid epidemic, the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, long-term care challenges, and the accessibility of mental health and addictions treatment and support).

#4. In your view, what makes this riding unique? 

This riding is unique because it comprises parts of 2 different cities: the southern portion of Kitchener and the northern portion of Cambridge (Hespeler). I’m fortunate enough to have ties to both cities; I work in Kitchener and I live in Hespeler.

#5. What was your motivation for becoming a candidate in this election? 

I was inspired to run in the election because Parliament is currently broken. There is too much negativity and cynicism in federal politics, and we need more loving and caring MPs that are interested in helping people above all other considerations. I am passionate about being a part of this change.

#6. If you are elected to represent Kitchener South – Hespeler, what do your first six months look like?

If I am elected, my first six months would involve a lot of consultation with constituents to listen to their issues and concerns, and I would want to get their advice on how I can best represent them inside and outside the House of Commons. I would hold issue-based town halls and open forums to encourage discussion and collaboration amongst residents of the riding.

#7. How would you like residents of the riding to evaluate you after one year of representing Kitchener South – Hespeler?

If elected, I will give plenty of opportunities for residents to hold me accountable for my actions as their Member of Parliament. I will always be open to suggestions and constructive criticism. I would encourage residents to evaluate my performance based on my level of engagement within the community as well as my voting record and advocacy efforts in Parliament.

#8. What else would you like to tell me about yourself?
My hobbies include growing veggies and flowers on my balcony, listening to music, playing video games (Pokémon is my favourite!), and spending time with my two black long-haired cats, Dante and Randall.
Gabe Rose – Greens

Marwan Tabbara – Liberal

#1. We have heard from the party leaders about why they think theirs is the best to represent all Canadians. Why do you believe your party the best suited to represent specifically people in Kitchener South – Hespeler? 

Liberal leader Justin Trudeau has focussed on the middle class and those seeking to join the middle class, and on families raising children. The median household income in Kitchener South – Hespeler is $72,830. Thirty-one per cent of residents have incomes less than $50,000. Thirty-eight per cent have incomes between $50,000 and $100,000. The median age is 36. Sixty-one per cent are couples and 35% of households are raising children. In short, Kitchener South – Hespeler is, for the most part, a riding of the middle class and those seeking to join the middle class. We are the people whose lives will be improved by Justin Trudeau’s policies: (1) lowering taxes for middle class Canadians, saving up to $670 per year and up to $1,350 per couple; (2) the Canada Child Benefit, under which 9 out of every 10 families will receive tax-free cheques every month – up to $6400 per child each year.

#2. Why are you the most qualified candidate to represent this new riding? 

My work ethic: I work 12 hour shifts and I work 7 days a week. I don’t think I’ve had more than three or four long weekends in the past dozen years. I’ll bring that same commitment and energy to serving my constituents.

My compassion: My mother raised me to care about others. I always want to help others who are having difficulties. I believe I will find constituency work, helping people in this riding, the most rewarding part of being an MP.

My education: A degree in Political Science and Government from the University of Guelph.

#3. What is the most important issue in this election? 

Fairness for the middle class.

#4. In your view, what makes this riding unique? 

This is a community of many different family neighbourhoods, a major amount of green space and two rivers, co-existing with a significant industrial base, and a superlative college which prepares students for real careers, alongside one of Canada’s busiest transportation corridors.

#5. What was your motivation for becoming a candidate in this election? 

I became a candidate because my mother’s struggle to raise me and my two brothers on her own, and my own personal experiences have made me appreciate the need for fairness for the middle class and those seeking to join it. I’m running to seek real change to ensure a prosperous future for families in this community. I think that some of the ways to do that are to provide financial support for lower- and middle-income families raising children; by developing policies to increase the availability of affordable housing; by tilting the tax structure slightly more in favour of lower — and middle-income families; by stimulating our stagnant economy through investment in infrastructure; by adopting small business-friendly policies; and, by investing in jobs and skills training.

#6. How will the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) impact Kitchener South-Hespeler? 

It will open up huge markets for the goods produced and services provided by people who live in Kitchener South – Hespeler. It will also present challenges: for business, in transitioning to a globally competitive environment; for government, in maintaining sovereignty in the face of assertive multinational corporate interests.

Marwan Tabbara – Liberal

Nathan Lajeunesse – Libertarian

#1. We have heard from the party leaders about why they think theirs is the best to represent all Canadians. Why do you believe your party the best suited to represent specifically people in Kitchener South – Hespeler?

Libertarian Party of Canada is the only party that recognizes that every single community has different needs an issues.  We are the only party that will give all people of Kitchener South – Hespeler their money back through a 15% flat tax plan and allow the people of this area to decide where the funding is most needed.  We are the only party that recognizes individual rights and property right as a necessity.  I believe I am the only candidate that is allowed to speak his mind and properly represent the people of Kitchener South – Hespeler.

#2. Why are you the most qualified candidate to represent this new riding? 

I was born and raised in Hespeler, I am a homeowner in Hespeler currently.  I am a tax paying family man.  I am a tradesman (Ironworker).  I work for a multi trade contractor which means I work on infrastructure and in plants all over this area and the province.  I see where the funding goes.  I believe I am the only candidate that will not use government programs and funding to buy votes.

#3. What is the most important issue in this election?

The economy.  Most Canadians do not understand the currency war we are currently in.  Most Canadians do not understand how our banking system works.  Words like fiat currency, fractional reserve banking and petro dollar are foreign to the average Canadian.  Yet, we use those three things every day and much of our government structure is based on stealing from the future to enjoy today.

#4. In your view, what makes this riding unique?

Every riding is unique.  That’s why we will never be successful with an authoritarian government that all 4 major parties provide.  Canadians in this riding have different needs and issues than other ridings.  So why does Canada feel it is acceptable to take money from one Canadian (present or future) and give to another Canadian as long as the forced transaction is conducted by the government?

#5. What was your motivation for becoming a candidate in this election? 

My daughter.  I understand taxation, inflation and debt.  I understand the difference between fiat currency and money.  I understand the strength and freedom in real skills, real assets, and real friends.  I am prepared for any economic outcome.  I strongly believe that we do not inherit the earth from our parents, rather we borrow it from our children.  I feel the same way about Canada, I want to make sure Canada is the best option possible for my daughter to raise her family.  I will do whatever I can to make sure there is a strong, intelligent candidate representing the Libertarian Party of Canada in my riding from now until my end.

#6 How will the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) impact Kitchener South – Hespeler?

The TPP is a very long and complex agreement.  Free trade is simple.  The TPP has nothing to do with free trade.  Keep in mind the TPP is not finalized, it still has to be approved again after the election, so this election and your vote is important.  TPP is our government again selling the future to enjoy today.  In this area specifically I think it will hit our auto industry the hardest.  I work inside Toyota most weekends.  Toyota is the most Canadian vehicle you can purchase.  Most other vehicles are just assembled in the  country they say.  Toyota has parts manufacturers all over this province.  Toyota Cambridge also wins J.D. Power awards year after year.  If we lose that because of a government deal that would be a catastrophic blow to this area.  Keep in mind I do not support corporate welfare or bailouts.

Nathan Lajeunesse – Libertarian

Marian Gagné – Conservative

#1. We have heard from the party leaders about why they think theirs is the
best to represent all Canadians. Why do you believe your party the best suited
to represent specifically people in Kitchener South – Hespeler?

The Conservative Party of Canada recognizes growing and dynamic communities across Canada and knows that it is communities such as Waterloo Region, the fastest growing local economy in Ontario, that are helping to drive our economy and create jobs. Our investments in this Region are well documented and continued federal investment will be required to assist this Region going forward.

#2. Why are you the most qualified candidate to represent this new riding?

With 25 years experience running a small business, I know that not every job is Monday-Friday, 9-5 and that it is small business owners that create the majority of jobs, not the government. Having worked in government, as the Director of Regional Affairs for the Minister’s Regional Office for the Minister Responsible for Southern Ontario, I have seen how government nurtures the economic environment for small business owners to be able to create those jobs. My private sector and public sector experience gives me a well-rounded view on how we can best create an environment for business that is healthy and prosperous.

#3. What is the most important issue in this election?

The economy is on everyone’s mind. Since the global economic crisis of 2008, our government has the best job creation record and has seen growth in our economy, even during times of continued global economic uncertainty. A radical change at this time or plunging the country into deficit is not the answer. A balanced, common-sense approach is needed and we are focussed on doing so.

#4. In your view, what makes this riding unique?

We have two very distinct and dynamic communities in this riding, with the South end of Kitchener and the Town of Hespeler being included to create it. Having campaign offices in both sides of the riding has allowed the opportunity to learn the intricacies of each community and gain an appreciation for a riding that is one riding, but two separate communities.

#5. What was your motivation for becoming a candidate in this election?

The motivation to serve the people in this riding is why I am running, as well as my interest in Veteran’s Affairs, due to one of my sons being a Veteran of Canada’s Mission in Afghanistan. I have the experience needed to best represent the constituents of Kitchener South-Hespeler and I plan on following in the footsteps of those who have served the areas of this riding before me as a constituency-focussed MP.

#6 How will the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) impact Kitchener South –
Hespeler?

The Trans-Pacific Partnership opens up 60% of global GDP to the Canadian economy, including exporters in Kitchener South-Hespeler. Getting in on the ground floor of this historic deal, one of the biggest trade deal ever negotiated, is paramount to the success of the Canadian economy and the local economy here. It will cost much to opt-in later and opting-out completely will be detrimental to Canadian exports.

Marian Gagné – Conservative

Lorne Bruce – NDP

#1. We have heard from the party leaders about why they think theirs is the best to represent all Canadians. Why do you believe your party the best suited to represent specifically people in Kitchener South – Hespeler? 

There are more than 5 reasons the NDP is the right party to represent the people in Kitchener South – Hespeler, but I’ll just share these:
1. The revolving door between the Liberals and Conservatives has gone on far too long. When Trudeau’s Liberals voted with Harper 80% of the time, it’s time to say ‘enough is enough’.
2. More doctors equal lower wait times. Tom Mulcair will restore our ailing public health care system.
3. Childcare will be the first ‘new’ social program in a generation and the NDP will create afford child care at $15 a day.
4. Giving our young workers support means that we reduce their debt and invest in training opportunities that they are looking for. We have a plan to do this.
5. Real action on climate change means the NDP will roll out a concrete plan to lower carbon pollution rather than constantly delay action on global warming.

#2. Why are you the most qualified candidate to represent this new riding?

Working at Zehrs Markets since 1986 has put me in constant contact with community members from all economic and cultural backgrounds. And with this extensive experience as a retail manager, I come to politics with a strong sense of the financial bottom line.
As executive board vice-president of UFCW 175/633, I’m used to bringing a consensus-building approach to contract negotiations. In addition to sitting on the board of the Waterloo Regional Labour Program, I’m on the executive board of the Waterloo Regional Labour Council—tackling some of our community’s toughest issues, from affordable housing to retirement security to discrimination.
When my daughter was diagnosed with juvenile diabetes, I became actively involved with the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. As an Ontario Health Coalition advocate, helping to raise awareness of privatization’s threat to local health care services is now part of me. As a volunteer in minor hockey, baseball and soccer, I also work to instill the values of team work, respect and fair play.
For 28 years, I’ve lived, worked and raised a family in this community. Now, as your next MP, I’m ready to help build a country that we’ll be proud to leave to the next generation.

#3. What is the most important issue in this election?

While healthcare and childcare are equally discussed, our economy is the most important issue in this election. I believe there is a doorstep consensus that our economy must be one where a good job means being able to give your family a better life. But after ten years, Stephen Harper’s plan just isn’t working. Canadians are working harder than ever but can’t get ahead. Incomes are dropping and household debt is rising. Over 200,000 more Canadians are jobless today than before the recession. The jobs that are being created are part-time and precarious. And Justin Trudeau doesn’t have a plan to fix the damage.
The NDP and I will work hard to support real job creation and help families get ahead by:
– Help local businesses grow by cutting the small business tax rate.
– Work with towns and cities to build new roads, bridges and community infrastructure.
– Kick-start manufacturing with a new Innovation Tax Credit.

#4. In your view, what makes this riding unique?

This riding is a technology hub, education center and heartland of Canada. It offers promise to those who live here and extends these benefits across the county. It continues to be at the cross hairs of innovation and hard work proven by its citizens and business acumen. It’s our diversity in culture, workforce and accessibility to markets that makes Kitchener South – Hespeler unique.

#5. What was your motivation for becoming a candidate in this election?

I have enjoyed the process and discussion of politics practically my entire life. Politics is the way we get things done and politics is the way we talk about how the human race is figuring out our place on the earth. I also believe that democracy is one of the only ways the human race will eventually mature enough to live in peace on this world. My belief is that we have the same potential that was seen by Martin Luther King Jr and Gandhi. It’s the NDP that best practice and promotes democracy so it is the one I believe in. And the following Jack quote confirms my approach to family, life and politics, “My friends, love is better than anger. Hope is better than fear. Optimism is better than despair. So let us be loving, hopeful and optimistic. And we’ll change the world.”

#6 How will the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) impact Kitchener South – Hespeler?

Rather than attract more jobs to Kitchener South – Hespeler we’ll continue to lose them. At present the Canada-US auto industry is fully integrated. Under the terms of the TPP revealed thus far, the U.S. will get to phase out tariffs over 25 years; Canada will have to do the same in just 5. This de-harmonization puts Canadian manufacturers at a competitive disadvantage and gives them yet another reason to move jobs out of Canada. Only the NDP is standing firm for auto jobs: We will not be bound by Stephen Harper’s bad deal.

The citizens of this riding don’t need to see their drug prices increase. New Democrats do not agree with a deal that could mean dramatic increases in the price of life-saving medication. Already, one out of ten Canadians can’t afford to take the drugs they’re prescribed by their doctors. Stephen Harper’s deal will only make it harder for generic drugs to reach market – that is bad news for all Canadians. “#TPP will kill #Pharmacare! And, Canada will also lose thousands of jobs in manufacturing and dairy!” says Doris Grinspun, CEO of the Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario

An NDP government will protect supply management so Canadians can continue to purchase the home-grown, affordable dairy products they rely on to feed their families. Our dairy farmers have been providing quality, safe milk products for generations. More and more Canadians are raising concerns over Harper’s secret TPP deal. “The milk displaced by this agreement will never be produced in Canada, and will result in perpetual lost revenue for our farmers, and for the Canadian economy.” says the Dairy Farmers of Canada on October 5, 2015.

International trade is part of our economy in the region, and when it comes to international trade, Harper’s plan isn’t working. In March 2015, Canada marked a sad milestone, Canada recorded our biggest trade deficit in history – $3 billion in March and a $7 billion trade deficit for first quarter on 2015.
Here’s how non-oil exports have fared under the Conservatives:

· Canada’s global market share of auto exports fell by 37.3% between 2005 and 2013.

· Canada’s global market share of aerospace exports fell by 26.6% between 2005 and 2013

· Canada’s global market share of wood product exports fell by 38.7% between 2005 and 2013

How much more needs to be said to see this is another example of the poor leadership Harper continues to offer Canada? Opening Canada to being sued by companies and unable to pass laws to protect its citizens is a bad deal for all Canadians, and NDP is opposed to it.

Lorne Bruce – NDP