For this first day of the provincial election campaign, the Liberal candidates in Ottawa met at the station hurdman, in Ottawa. The opportunity to present their priorities for the federal capital and in particular to praise the measure recently announced by their leader: public transport at 1 dollar, called the buck-a-ridea reference to the last electoral campaign which is in opposition to the buck a beer progressive conservatives.

Many Ontarians, myself included, believed in Doug Ford and the Progressive Conservatives during the last election. We really believed that we would have a government that would work for us, but we were betrayedlaunched the incumbent MP for Glengarry-Prescott-Russell and candidate for her re-election, Amanda Simard, who left the Progressive Conservative Party to join the Liberals during the last mandate.

The “buck-a-ride“will only be until January 2024 because that will allow us to see if we have achieved the objectives […] to remove 400,000 cars. And in 2024, we will reassess: have we achieved our objectives or do we need to modify this measure? That’s why we’re going in phase. »

A quote from Lucille Collard, outgoing MP and Liberal candidate in Ottawa-Vanier

Alongside him were two of the four other Liberal MPs in the region, as well as several candidates. Ottawa-Vanier MP Lucille Collard says she’s confident her party will make gains on June 2.

I think that not only are we going to keep our Liberal seats in Ottawa, but we are going to get others because we have highly qualified candidates. […] Liberals, you will see more at Queen’s Park! she launched.

If the Liberal program has not yet been unveiled and no date for its launch was announced Wednesday morning, it will be accompanied by a financial evaluation of the proposed measures, assured Ms. Collard.

In the Liberal platform, everything will be balanced […] We have a balanced approach that takes into consideration the needs of all communitiesshe said.

Outgoing MP for Orléans, Stephen Blais has promised that the Ontario Liberal Party will work so that Ottawa receives all the attention it deserves from the provinceespecially for light rail, but also to make life more affordable.

The choice is between a Liberal government that wants to build an Ontario for all and the Conservatives who have cut health care spending, declared war on teachers and continued their historic attacks on the Franco-Ontarian community.he said.

A minority government?

Winner in the riding of Ottawa Center which he took from the Liberals, the New Democrat, Joel Hardenalso hopes for gains for his party on June 2nd.

For this, he praises the program, unveiled last week, focused on health and the cost of living.

We’ve done a great job already. We have experience working for this community. It is a generous community, with many questions. It is up to us, the candidates, to work for the people who live here and to make sure that the province of Ontario is more equal, [meilleure]because we have enormous challengeshe explained in an interview on the show Mornings hereTuesday morning.

Joel Harden poses for a photo while behind him Andrea Horwath chats with Deirdre Freiheit

Outgoing NDP MP and candidate for re-election in Ottawa Center, Joel Harden (archives)

Photo: Radio-Canada / Nicolas Haddad

In the region, he insists on the fight against poverty, the cost of living, the housing crisis, but also climate change.

For me, the climate crisis is the number one priority. We have gone backwards in the last four years with Mr. Ford.

For Francophones in Ottawa, he positions himself in the field of education, citing the example of the public elementary school Louise Arbor, in the neighborhood Hintonburg, who has been waiting for several years for a school with a library, a new gymnasium, a new building, a new school.

But the Ford government backed downhe denounced.

the NDP is ready to govern, says the NDP MP, who even plans to collaborate with the other parties, as has been observed at the federal level.

Our goal, it is clear, is to be the government. We now have 40 opposition seats, but it is possible to become a minority government with 10 other seats. With that, we can cooperate with the Liberal Party, the Green Party, to ensure that a progressive government will be therehe explains. In my opinion, it is a time to cooperate in the face of the climate crisis and that of poverty, in particular.

During the last Parliament, the Ottawa and Eastern Ontario region had five Progressive Conservative MPs, four Liberal MPs and one New Democrat. With the exception of the Progressive Conservative Jim McDonellin Stormont-Dundas-South Glengarryall the incumbents of these ten constituencies have announced their intention to stand again in these elections.

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