I've been a pet owner my whole life.
I remember when the Oshawa SPCA burned down very clearly. In fact, I had adopted our three legged cat, Molly, from that very SPCA just hours before that tragic fire. Our pets are so much more than just property. They are a member of our family. I currently have two dogs and two cats at home with my family. They're all rescue animals.
It HAS to stop!
Like you, I care about our four (or sometimes three) legged family members. Liberals have repeatedly tried to amend our outdated animal cruelty legislation. Sadly, the NDP and Conservatives in the House of Commons and Conservative Senators have opposed these efforts!?
Now that Bev Oda has resigned, Durham has a real opportunity during this by-election campaign to send a message. Let's stand up together and tell this government, "Enough is enough!" Together, we can make a difference for our furry family members, and for those animals which tragically, don't have a loving home...
We need a strong voice in Ottawa to stand up to Mr. Harper and Mr. Mulcair for those without a voice. If elected I promise to be that strong voice for effective and common sense Animal Protection laws.
Please check out why Grant is running, Why I'm Running!
Grant ran in the last Federal Election for the Liberal Party - and he's thrown his hat into the ring for a second time! This time, Bev Oda has been allowed to resign without having to face the people who elected her, and to whom she showed so little respect for. The Conservative's don't seem to hold their own to account, so it's time to hold THEM accountable!
Here's more info on the candidate who's earning our support in Durham;
The second oldest of four children, Grant was born on April 8, 1957 in Burnaby B.C. His family moved to the GTA (Willowdale) in the early sixties. Grant and his wife Laurie live in Bowmanville and have five adult children.
After attending The University of Toronto, Grant began his 31 year business career with The Toronto Board of Trade. He held a variety of management positions in the organization, including General Manager of the Board of Trade Golf Club from 1991-2001. Grant also held leadership positions with several industry associations during this time, including serving as Ontario Branch President of the Canadian Society of Club Managers. He completed his career serving as the Board of Trade's Vice President and Chief Operating Officer from 2001 until he retired from the Board in March 2011.
A strong believer in community involvement, Grant has served as the founding Treasurer of the Clarington Branch of the Architectural Conservancy of Ontario. This group has advocated for the preservation of the historic training school/Camp 30 site in Bowmanville and has successfully introduced the province wide 'Doors Open' program to Clarington, which has benefited the community by providing both residents and non-residents access to sites of historic and natural interest
Grant has consistently been a strong voice for the ideas, plans and projects that matter to the residents of Durham... and he deserves our support because he is the type of principled representative we need in Ottawa!
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