I AM Holly Thompson
Parry Sound—Muskoka has always been incredibly important to me growing up, and I am proud to introduce myself to those of you that I haven’t yet had the opportunity to meet, as a candidate for the Conservative Party of Canada. I have spent a lot of my life in Bala, and although my career as a Chartered Accountant has taken me away from the region, I am excited to be coming back to Bala and look forward to the opportunity to put the skills I have learned to use in Ottawa for the people of Parry Sound—Muskoka.
I am a lifelong conservative, and have worked on campaigns and with conservative organizations across Ontario to help ensure that conservative values are represented in Queen’s Park and Parliament. But politics is changing. We must learn from what happened in the 2015 election and we must reengage voters on the issues that matter to them. I believe that this is especially true of younger voters. Politics is more than just sound bites and re-tweets, and I will work hard to make sure that the issues that matter to you and our neighbours in Parry Sound—Muskoka get the full attention they deserve in Ottawa.
What are those issues? First, taxes are too high and it’s hurting the small businesses that are the backbone of our economy. Second, the region’s incredible potential is not being realized as a result of a lack of opportunities for good jobs and affordable living. Third, the Liberal Carbon Tax is taking money out of the pockets of hard working Canadians and not doing the important job of protecting our fragile environment: investment in the development and implementation of emerging technology will not only better protect the environment, but it will also bolster the economy and create jobs.
Parry Sound—Muskoka deserves better. Canadians deserve better. I look forward to hearing from you about your concerns and what you are proud of, and to sharing my ideas. Let’s work together to make Parry Sound—Muskoka continue to thrive and achieve all of its potential.
I hope you will choose to join me.
Why I’m Running
The upcoming federal election comes at a time when Canadians are beginning to realize that the move away from responsible, accountable, conservative federal leadership has come at a significant cost.
The Justin Trudeau experiment has turned out to be the failure that many of us predicted. The generation I represent, and I believe increasingly all Canadians, have had enough of the high-minded talk, the hypocritical virtue-signalling, the broken promises. The voice of the hard-working Canadian is lost in the tweets, photo-ops and apologies. It is time to get back to the basics of governing with a fiscal and moral conscience. I believe that Canadians have heard enough, and deserve to see action.
But the Trudeau experiment has taught us that Canadian voters are looking for new and more modern approaches to governing. Voters are changing. As hard-working, responsible Canadians that care about our future, we have to be conscious of and responsive to these basic expectations. I am running to ensure that the important conservative policies that have kept Canada prosperous and productive will continue to be represented in Parliament.
I am running to ensure that the voices of the people of PARRY SOUND—MUSKOKA are heard in Ottawa.
Lowering taxes and controlling Government spending. Individuals and small businesses need to be left to thrive without external pressures, and to make their own decisions about how to spend their hard-earned money. Government spending must be controlled, and personal and corporate taxes must be reduced.
Revitalizing the riding. The area has tremendous environmental and economic potential, which I will tap to encourage growth in small business and investment in local infrastructure that will create year-round employment.
Retaining and nurturing our resources. Our future lies in our young entrepreneurs. I will work to create opportunities for people, especially young people, and provide resources and support for new business start ups, leading to good jobs and affordable living.
Stopping the Carbon Tax. The environment, ecological sustainability and the natural beauty of the region is a critical priority, but the Liberal carbon tax is an ineffective way to protect it, and unnecessarily costs Canadian individuals and businesses. Reducing our carbon footprints can be great for the economy and the environment when it is accomplished through (i) the development and implementation of emerging technology, (ii) educating Canadians about reducing their environmental impact, (iii) conservation, and (iv) thoughtful emission regulations.