Media Info Reference : Courtesy Jeffrey Lowes : CKWS Television Station – Kingston Ontario

 ONTARIO PCS : Progressive Conservatives in Kingston are gearing up for the next Provincial Election.

February 17, 2011

  
PROGRESSIVE CONSERVATIVES IN KINGSTON ARE GEARING UP FOR THE NEXT PROVINCIAL ELECTION.

 NEWSWATCH'S ERIN HOWE HAS MORE ON THE CANDIDATES.

 ONTARIO P.C. RIDING ASSOCIATION PRESIDENT BILL GIGUERE IS GETTING READY FOR STRONG ATTENDANCE AT HIS PARTY'S NOMINATION MEETING SATURDAY – THE FIRST TIME IN EIGHT YEARS THERE'S BEEN A CONTEST.

 GIGUERE: "WE'RE ALL VERY EXCITED ABOUT IT, AND THE CANDIDATES ARE EXCITED ABOUT IT, AND AS I SAY, WE ANTICIPATE A VERY LARGE TURN OUT FOR THIS."

 THE PREVIOUS P.C. CANDIDATE, DR. JOHN RAPIN, HAD BEEN ACCLAIMED LAST ELECTION – AND IT'S BEEN MORE THAN 25 YEARS SINCE KINGSTON HAD A PROGRESSIVE CONSERVATIVE M.P.P. . . . MAKING WHAT FOLLOWS THIS WEEKEND'S P.C. VOTE CRITICAL.

GIGUERE: "THE SIGNIFICANCE OF THIS PARTICULAR NOMINATION MEETING IS THAT THIS IS THE FIRST TIME THAT WE WILL HAVE HAD A PEOPLE'S CHOICE CANDIDATE RUNNING AGAINST THE OPPOSITION."

 MARK BAIN IS ONE OF THE TWO CANDIDATES IN THE RUNNING TO REPRESENT THE PROVINCIAL TORIES.

HE HAS SERVED IN BOTH THE PRIVATE AND PUBLIC SECTORS.

BAIN HAD RUN IN THE MUNICIPAL ELECTION LAST FALL, AND SAYS DURING THAT CAMPAIGN, HE LEARNED OF PROBLEMS HE SAYS HIS SKILL SET WOULD HELP TO SOLVE.

 BAIN: "I CAME ACROSS SENIORS THAT NEED HELP IN THEIR HOMES, AND WORKING FAMILIES THAT NEEDED SOME SUPPORT AND HELP IN THEIR HOMES, AND I QUICKLY REALIZED THAT THE PROVINCIAL SCENE IS WHERE I NEEDED TO GO."

 CANDIDATE RODGER JAMES IS ALSO EXCITED TO BE IN THE RUNNING TO REPRESENT THE RIDING.

HE'S OWNED A VARIETY OF BUSINESSES FOR MORE THAN THIRTY YEARS – WORKING IN FINANCIAL SERVICES FOR THE LAST ELEVEN.

HE SAYS HE DEALS FIRST HAND WITH PEOPLE HAVING A NUMBER OF ISSUES THAT ALL ADD UP – AND WANTS TO BE ABLE TO HELP.

 JAMES: "HIGHER TAXES, LACK OF ASSISTANCE IN VARIOUS AREAS, AND TO THE POINT OF VIEW OF ACTUALLY BEING HIT WITH TAXES ON THEIR INVESTMENTS WHERE THEY ARE SAVING UP FOR RETIREMENT."

 THOUGH IT WILL BE A FEW MORE DAYS BEFORE A CHOICE IS MADE, ONE THING IS ALREADY CLEAR IN THIS RACE.

 BAIN: "IT'S AN EXCITING TIME FOR THIS PARTY, IT'S AN EXCITING TIME FOR KINGSTON."

 JAMES: "I THINK IT GENERATES ENTHUSIASM AND WE NEED MORE PEOPLE TO GET INVOLVED AND TO VOTE."

 ERIN HOWE, CKWS NEWSWATCH, KINGSTON.

CKWS Television Station – Kingston Ontario.

 

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Notice of Nomination Meeting

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The Nomination Meeting is called for the purpose of selecting a candidate to represent the Ontario PC Party in the October 6th, 2011 Provincial Election in Kingston and the Islands riding.
               
               Location:       Kingston Gospel Temple
                                    2295 Princess Street Kingston, Ontario
                               
                     Date:      Saturday February 19th, 2011
 
                     Time:      Registration 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
                                   Meeting commences 1:00 p.m

To be eligible to vote at the meeting, a person must:

·        Hold a valid 2011 membership by January 29th,2011
·        by 5:00p.m., and
·        Register at the meeting in the time set out above.

Identification will be required in order to register.  Please bring at least two (2) pieces of identification that together contain name, signature and proof of residence.  If appropriate, confirmation of having attained the age of fourteen (14) may be required.

altMemberships may be renewed/purchased by contacting the Membership Chair Ken Burnett , by visiting the Party’s website at www.ontariopc.com or clicking on "Join Our Party"
 
There will be membership renewals/sales at the meeting.  Please understand that they do not include eligibility to vote.  There will be no advance or proxy voting.
Anyone interested in seeking the nomination must file all required nomination papers by January 29th, 2011 by 5:00 p.m.
 

 President:  William (Bill) Giguère            Membership:  Chair Ken Burnett        Media Contact:  Jeffrey Lowes           
 Telephone: 613.549.3980                          Telephone: 613.531.4256                     (office) 613.531.2657 (cell) 613.483.7855
 wgiguere@primus.ca                          kburnett1@cogeco.ca                             jplowes@mrepcommunications.com

 

 

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