CORNWALL, Ontario – Conservative MP Guy Lauzon officially opened his Pitt Street campaign office with over 350 supporters cramming the parking lot on Saturday.
The incumbent MP of Stormont-Dundas-South Glengarry is seeking his fifth term when voters go to the polls on October 19th for the federal election. In 2011, he was elected with 62 per cent of the vote.
“I’ve had six campaigns, but this is the most important election,” said Lauzon. “Do you realize what we’re facing? Can you imagine if we don’t win this election? Think of the alternatives that we have…It’s not a very pleasant thought.”
The campaign office is located at 900 Pitt Street, and runs from Monday to Friday between 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. The office number is 1-844-VOTE-GUY (868-3489). Lauzon opened the doors on August 3, Day 1 one of the campaign.
“On October 19th we’re going to choose a government to protect our fragile economy for the next four years,” he said. “Among the global economical turmoil are choices, real consequences. The wrong government decision on taxes and spending or deficit can affect the fragile economy, causing business closure, downsizing and job loss in our community. That, we don’t want. The economy is our government’s number one priority, with a $5 billion surplus so far, and we’re pursuing a low tax, balanced budget program to protect Canadian jobs and growth in our economy. The Liberals have announced they will run multi-year deficits.“
Lauzon then “compared the three options” from which the crowd has to vote (Conservative, Liberal, NDP – although the Green Party is still an option, just ask SDSG federal candidate Elaine Kennedy).
“You’ve heard lots of spin, and maybe the Conservatives have spun a little bit – I dare say the other parties are spinning a lot more,” he said.