The Ottawa Citizen profiled the four local candidates running for office in the Ontario election on June 12:
- Rosalyn Stevens, Liberal Party
- Jack MacLaren, Progressive Conservative Party
- John Hansen, New Democratic Party
- Andrew West, Green Party
Deteriorating roads, sewers and other infrastructure are a concern in municipalities of all sizes, says MacLaren.
With a plan to balance the budget by 2017-18 while ensuring economic growth, the Liberals would continue to focus priorities on helping Ontario families — goals Stevens says are not mutually exclusive.
The New Democrats would balance the budget by 2017-18 by establishing a ministry of savings and accountability, capping CEO salaries and streamlining multiple hydro and health care networks, Hansen says.
The Green party would invest in rural and urban infrastructure projects “where they make sense,” says West.