Opinion Letters

Time to unite to beat the Liberals

By Pembroke Daily Observer

I want to thank residents of Renfrew-Nipissing-Pembroke for considering my candidacy for the federal Conservative nomination.

I really enjoyed meeting so many of you this past winter and learning about the issues that make the Valley so unique.

My message that it is time for a focus on the things that unite the riding, jobs and economic investment, came up short. Those who participated in the process chose our current MP Cheryl Gallant, who has fought for your issues in the past and could be trusted to do so in the future.

Although I am naturally disappointed, I respect that result.

Looking forward, I will continue to stay involved in the riding on projects that can help grow our economy again. In the meantime, I’ve endorsed Cheryl and believe we all need to get behind her for the next federal election.

Mr. Trudeau likes to see himself as someone who is very inclusive, except when it doesn’t fit his definition of inclusion. If you a person of faith in an organization with strong views about life you no longer qualify for government programs. His so-called progressive agenda has been dismissed as a diversion at every major trade negotiation. His spending of our tax dollars has put us back in deficit, and instead of taking real action to make our economy more competitive, his charm offensive with Donald Trump is failing badly to protect Canadian producers. And now, his India trip has made him an embarrassment for our country. It’s time we gave Trudeau the boot.

We need to get behind Cheryl Gallant to help us get a responsible and prudent Conservative government back in office. I’ll be doing my part to see that happen.

Michael Coates

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