Every Canadian wants the same things. We all want a country that embodies our community ideals. A place where children grow up strong, healthy and loved. A place where the weak and vulnerable are given a hand up. A place where hard work, tenacity and creativity are rewarded.
Canadians want a world where Canada is respected for peace making and constructive partnership. They want a nation where democratic voting matters, because governments deliver on their commitments.
These are my ideals too.
Canadians want a government that will promote these goals. Rather than reduce our laws to the lowest common denominator we need to lift them to our highest ideals. We need to persevere with political resolve, intelligent planning, and persuasive reasoning.
We also need to reach out to a broad spectrum of Canadians. I believe that my background and diverse experience will enable me to reach across partisan boundaries. Kitchener Centre, with its urban sophistication, prosperous economy and good-hearted people, is an excellent place to begin.
This is not a project for a single person. Many voices are required to re-assert the importance of community ideals. I invite you to join me in this absolutely essential undertaking. Together, we can make a difference.