Federal Election Today – Please VOTE!

Today marks the end of several weeks of campaigning for the federal election.  The polls have risen for some parties and fallen for others.  There have been many ups and downs over the last couple of weeks, which makes it interesting to say the least.

It was reported recently in the Milton Canadian Champion that the turnout in Halton for the advance polls was higher than ever…which is a GREAT SIGN!

Now we need to ensure that the voter turnout in Halton is the highest yet.  If you havent already done so, please take the time today to go vote.  The campaign in Halton has been a much different one than in other years.  Gone is the personal attacks and other shenanigans that make people turn away from federal politics.  This time around there has been a good debate on issues and party platforms.  Each of the all candidate meetings in Halton has been well attended, great questions asked and a good discussion of issues that are important to people in our riding. 

The polls are open until 930PM tonight so after you get home from work, please take the time to head to your local polling station and cast your ballot.  Elections are an important part of our democracy.  You do have a voice, and despite some peoples feelings, your vote does indeed count.  Many elections in this area have been decided by a very narrow margin and it would be a waste if your voice wasnt heard today.

Each one of the candidates have been working hard going door to door, speaking with residents of Halton and talking about issues important to you.  Its a testament to the great people we have running in this riding.

Take some time today if you already havent to view the websites of the candidates to see where they stand on issues, look at the party platform and make an informed choice for today.

Click here to find out where to vote in Halton.

Here is a list of the candidates and links to their websites for more information.

Pat Heroux – NDP

Connie Laurin-Bowie – LIBERAL

Lisa Raitt – CONSERVATIVE

Judi Remigio – GREEN PARTY

Tony Rodrigues – CHRISTIAN HERITAGE PARTY (no website for candidate) www.chp.ca

Hope to see you at the polls!

Great Day for the Milton Mutt Strutt

The rain didnt damper anyone’s fun on Saturday at the Milton Fairgrounds for the 2nd Annual Milton Mutt Strutt.

The weather wasnt really cooperating with the events for the day but the dogs put on a great show and they made it a a really fun event.  Yannick Carter from the Hamilton Tigercats was the special guest and he opened up the days festivities with his story of adopting cats from the Oakville Milton Humane Society.  He along with a number of other dog owners braved the rain as he led them on a slightly abreviated walk.

Milton Mayor Gord Krantz, yours truly as well as other town councillors Rick Malboeuf (who brought his dog for the walk) and Rick Di Lorenzo joined other dignitaries Halton MPP Ted Chudleigh in the days events.  A number of federal candidates joined us as well including Liberal candidates Connie Laurin-Bowie, Conservative candidate Lisa Raitt, Green Party candidate Judi Remigio and NDP candidate Pat Heroux came out to cheer on the participants and see the shows these talented pets put on, despite the weather.

I dont know off hand what the final tally was in the fundraising efforts of the Oakville Milton Huname Society but it should be pretty close to last years total, if not more!  The organizing committee should be commended and congratulated for a great event and hopefully we can get better weather next year.  Thanks to everyone who came out with their dogs and supported this organization.  You can find out more about the Human Society by going to their website www.oakvillemiltonhumane.ca

A big TWO PAWS UP to everyone involved.