NDP kickoff SDSG campaign

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By Nick Seebruch
NDP kickoff SDSG campaign
NDP candidate Kelsey Catherine Schmitz at her campaign launch at Rurban Brewing on Wednesday, September 19, 2019 (Nick Seebruch/ Seaway News).

CORNWALL, Ontario – The NDP officially launched their campaign in the riding of Stormont, Dundas and South Glengarry at Rurban Brewing on Wednesday, Sept. 18.

NDP candidate Kelsey Catherine Schmitz has already been going door-to-door hearing the concerns of constituents.

“I’ve been hearing a lot of concerns around provincial issues and the cuts that have been made by Doug Ford,” she said. “There has also been a lot of concern around health issues. We are talking about tackling medicine with a proactive healthcare policy.”

Some of the guests of the packed event explained why they had come out to show their support of the NDP.

“As a retired person, I value the policies of the NDP,” said Russell of St. Andrews. “I t is about time that we share the wealth instead of it all going to the rich.”

In her speech to the audience, Schmitz outlined some of her party’s platform including the push for a $15 an hour minimum wage, pharmacare and a “proactive healthcare system.”

Schmitz explained what type of MP she wants to be.

“I’ve seen what the cuts to healthcare and education have done to our country,” she said. “I’ve seen this and I wonder how we can do better. I see the role of MP as an act of service. One where I spend time with the people of this riding to listen to their concerns.”

Schmitz went on to share a recent quote from NDP leader Jagmeet Singh.

“”How will you pay for it?” This is never a question when it comes to corporate tax cuts, buying pipelines, fossil fuel subsidies or Corporate loans,” Schmitz said. “But always a question whenever we want to invest in people. It’s about priorities. We don’t work for the rich, we’re in it for you.”

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