Last month, the Haliburton-Kawartha Lakes-Brock PPC Association selected Gene Balfour, resident of Fenelon Falls, as the Peoples Party of Canada candidate for the October federal election.
Balfour is no stranger to politics, having represented libertarian parties several times in the past. According to a press release he has “authored hundreds of essays and commentaries on social media involving a range of topics including economics, immigration, cartels,property rights, labour relations, climate change, public affairs and political analysis.”
In addition, “Balfour worked as a successful business professional for over four decades in the Information Technology and Staffing sectors.”
“I am very proud to be representing Maxime Bernier’s People’s Party of Canada in my home riding of Haliburton-Kawartha Lakes-Brock. I appreciate the efforts of our local PPC Riding Association and our donors and volunteers whose generosity is vital to bring Maxime’s ‘voice of experience’ to our residents,” says Balfour.
Balfour, through his press release, states that Bernier’s message “represents the opinions and perspectives of thousands of Canadians across the country who feel like the traditional political parties have ignored them in favour of political posturing and pandering. In my view, Max is exactly the strong, principled leader that Canada desperately needs to unite this nation.”
Balfour says the PPC leader’s plan is well-thought-out and is grounded in four key values — individual freedom, personal responsibility, fairness and respect.
In an accompany flyer, Balfour notes what that looks like in a few key statements. In addition to wanting to reduce immigration and simplify the tax code, he would like to see funding to the CBC cut and an end to the supply management system for Canada’s farmers to “make milk, butter, cheese, poultry, and eggs more affordable.”
Balfour is planning a number of meet and greets throughout the sprawling riding.
The dates, times and venues will appear at www.genebalfour.ca. The first date is June 22 from 2-4 pm at the Olympia Restaurant in Lindsay, upstairs.