- Who were your political role model(s) growing up? Patrick Brown
- When did you become active in Conservative politics and why?
In 1999-2000, I became involved in Conservative politics as a Member. However, I really became interested in 2003 during the merger of our two federal parties and the provincial election. I door-knocked relentlessly for Joe Tascona the former MPP in Barrie, and I then worked for Patrick Brown in the federal nomination for the 2004 federal election. I continued organizing with Patrick through the last provincial leadership campaign, when he was elected PC Leader.
I joined the Conservative Movement because I believe that we are the party of transparency and accountability, and our Country then as it is now, was in need of new measures and standards of transparency.
It must also as it did then be the party of hope and opportunity for Canadians, especially those of limited financial means to succeed and create a great life for their families.
This is the crux of my decision to be a Canadian based in my want of building a life of freedom, having grown up in a family that had constant financial struggles, to the point of being in government housing and on welfare.
- What is the most important/useful book a young Conservative should read and why?
“Mulroney – The Politics of Ambition”
Conservatives have built this country and we must continue to move our country forward with vision. If an individual is to achieve great things for its country and in politics, it must have incredible drive and ambitions.
- What do you see as the most important current and future issues for young Canadians?
Young Canadians have the balance of their life ahead of them and we must offer them hope that the life that is ahead of them can be even greater than the one they are living. This ideal breaks into many areas but none are more important than the national debt. As it rises, so does the cost of being Canadian in the future. We must leave our country in a position that we are not only investing it in today as a government, but that the next generation of Canadian Leaders have the ability to invest as well. As it stands today Trudeau is leaving only the shackles of debt to future leaders.
- What is the best way for a young person to get involved in the Conservative Party?
Start local with the riding association and contact the party to ask where you can be of great benefit and consequence or call me and we would love to have your help either locally in Barrie-Springwater-Oro-Medonte or on the National Leadership Campaign of Maxime Bernier.