Ontario ready for change, Pettapiece says as campaign begins

Published on May 09, 2018

(Perth-Wellington) — On Day One of the provincial election campaign, Perth-Wellington PC candidate Randy Pettapiece is already hearing a clear message: Ontario needs change.

“Overwhelmingly, people have had it with Liberal waste, scandal and mismanagement,” Pettapiece said. “They know we deserve better, and they are ready for something new.

“From now until June 7th, I look forward to talking to voters in every part of our riding,” he added.

For most of those voters, Pettapiece believes the decision will come down to two factors: whether they believe the Liberals need to be replaced; and which local candidate they trust to best represent their community and their values.

Pettapiece spent the first day of the campaign crisscrossing the riding. He met with voters in Listowel, Atwood, Mitchell, Arthur, and Staffa.

Earlier this week, Pettapiece announced his participation in six all-candidates meetings across the riding.

Pettapiece was first elected in 2011 and re-elected in 2014. He is known as a trusted voice for all the communities he represents. Last year, he earned all-party support for the Rea and Walter Act, which would identify lightweight construction to better protect firefighters.

He also successfully pushed the government to save local long-term care beds at Hillside Manor, which had been slated for closure.

Ontario voters head to the polls on Thursday, June 7.