Parry Sound-Muskoka Progressive Conservative Party candidate Scott Aitchison kicked-off the opening of his Huntsville office today, September 9, 2019.
His Huntsville office will be located at the train station. There was a ribbon-cutting, barbecue, and guests dropped in throughout the day to wish him well, and bend his ear leading up to the October federal election.
Aitchison said the office would serve North Muskoka and East Parry Sound. He said one of the major issues that he’s been hearing about so far when he’s been knocking on doors is concern about affordability. He said there are people across the riding who are struggling to get by.
“That’s exacerbated by a housing problem, it’s exacerbated by things like carbon taxes that just make everything that much more expensive and I think Canadians are feeling that,” he said.
Aitchison said he is in favour of eliminating the carbon tax and “coming up with actually some practical solutions that help us reduce our footprint and incentivizing Canadians to reduce their footprint as opposed to just penalizing or taxing them.”
He said his party’s platform also speaks to “the housing issues that we face and making changes to the mortgage stress test so people, young families might be able to buy a house. It’s a good start. There’s a lot more we do need to do but the fact of the matter is we need a strong, loud voice from this riding to make sure whatever we do get started in Ottawa on housing programs as an example, that we get heard and we get noticed because this current government has spent all kinds of money on important housing programs but it’s all gone to big cities. And we need to make sure the policies that are crafted in Ottawa address the needs across the country, not just in urban centres.”
Aitchison said he thinks the vast majority of Canadians want to do the right thing, and they want governments to do the right thing, “but they want real practical solutions to environmental problems, not just more tax and spend Liberal programs.”
Aitchison also has an office in Bracebridge and Parry Sound.
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