By Mike Renzella
The Haldimand Press
CALEDONIA—People’s Party of Canada (PPC) candidate Bob Forbes is looking to bring a fresh perspective to Haldimand-Norfolk when he campaigns in the upcoming election.
As a first-time candidate, Forbes found himself drawn to the PPC through the leadership of Maxime Bernier. Citing a sense of frustration in the current status quo between the Liberals and Conservatives, he enrolled as a founding member and soon found his name being mentioned as a potential candidate for the party.
“As the days and weeks passed, and my involvement and belief in what the PPC stands for strengthened, it became clear to me that it was absolutely my time to step up to the plate,” explains Forbes. “Something needed to be done to bring us back to the traditional base we need in Canada.”
The platform for the PPC focuses on a variety of issues, including fairness in equalization payments to the provinces, inter-provincial trade, updated firearms legislation, and lowering the price of various products for Canadians by creating a more balanced system of trade.