An all candidates debate was held on July 11, 2013 at the Long Branch Legion Hall at 3850 Lake Shore Blvd. West.
Below is concluding statement of the Liberal Party candidate Peter Milczyn:
Well, first of all thank you to the organizers, and the volunteers, and John Tory, this evening, for helping to put this on, on short notice.
And thank you to all of you for caring about the future of our community and our province.
You’re engaged citizens. That’s what matters the most.
You know who I am.
I have a track record of serving this community over the last 16 years.
I live in this community. I’ve lived in this community my entire life.
I’ve been fiscally responsible on Council.
I’ve demonstrated that I have the skills and experience to plan and execute, effectively, complex issues.
We have 311 in this city, a tremendous customer service that we now have, that I helped implement.
I helped to guide the city’s Official Plan over the last few years.
We revamped a harmonized zoning bylaw that was a disaster, to something that was almost universally supported, in the last few months.
So I have the skills, and I have the experience, and I have the knowledge.
But I need your support.
Because we need to have a government at Queen’s Park that will build what matters, to us.
That will build public transit.
That will build infrastructure.
That will invest in job creation programs.
That will help students go to university and colleges, and exit there without crippling debt.
That will invest in health care.
Yes, we have to do things much more efficiently, and I will work on that.
You know that I will, because I always have.
But on August 1st, you do have a choice.
Do we want to build what matters, or do we just want to say No, to things?
Let’s build what matters. It’s our future.
My daughter is four years old.
She’s going into all-day kindergarten, this fall.
That’s not a waste of money. That’s going to help her become a productive citizen of this city, of this province, of this country. Boost our productivity. Improve our economy. That’s what this government is about. Build what matters. Invest in a fair and prosperous Ontario.