Esli Dodge Conservation Area was busy with Conservative Party supporters last Friday night as the campaign kick-off for Lianne Rood was underway.
Held in Forest, ON, on Friday, September 6th, over 200 people attended the event. Featuring music by Jamie Baldwin, a free barbecue and children's entertainment, attendees met the new Conservative Party of Canada candidate for Lambton-Kent-Middlesex. Rood is replacing M.P. Bev Shipley who, after serving nearly 14 years as Member of Parliament will retire on October 21st.
"I see some familiar faces and also some new faces so I would like to take a minute to tell you a little bit about myself," Rood said.
Raised in Grand Bend, ON, Rood said she is as comfortable wearing rubber boots working in the field as she is wearing high heels in the board room. She spoke about concerns farmers are facing as well as the fact that Canadians are struggling to get by. She assured the crowd that a new, Conservative government will live within its means and put more money in their pockets. Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer has committed that once elected, he will scrap the carbon tax, take GST off home heating bills and make parental benefits tax-free.
Rood said her campaign team has been hard at work over the last few months, canvassing and attending events throughout the riding. Thanking her volunteers, she also thanked Mr. Shipley for his dedication to his constituents and plans to lead with the same values and integrity as he did.