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Tuesday, 18 June 2019

Ian Prittie, the PPC Candidate for Don Valley West

          By Chuck Black

"I have a good sense of what small business owners need to succeed," says Ian Prittie, the Peoples Party of Canada (PPC) candidate for Don Valley West in the upcoming Federal election.

Ian Prittie at the local Tim Horton's, preparing to canvass door to door with his team on June 8th, 2019. "Let's be clear. The Liberals and the Conservatives are promising money to specific groups to essentially buy their votes for the upcoming election. I'm different. Like Max Bernier, I want to balance the budget, reduce your taxes and increase our nation's personal savings rate. I'm just not sure that leaves a lot of extra money for the crony capitalists. If they want to be bought off, they'll have to vote for someone else" he says. Photo c/o Chuck Black.

Prittie started out as an engineer, following in his fathers footsteps. But twenty-three years ago he moved into financial services and hasn't looked back since.

"I grew up in a small business town," he says. "I'm greatly concerned about what small business needs to succeed, grow and create jobs."

He's got a background in capital markets, wealth, banking, the investment industry and engineering according to his LinkedIn page, which kinda gives him an idealized complete renaissance person type of vibe.

His laid back personality makes him easy to approach although it also means that he's never felt the need to run for public office before now.

But this time is different.

"I'm worried about Canada loosing the ability to attract foreign investment over the last four years of Liberal government," he says. "I expect we'll eventually slip back into recession because of the Liberals mismanagement and a recession under the Liberals would certainly be worse than any recession with another party in power." 

"The Liberals can't even balance their budget now."

The Don Valley West riding in relation to other Toronto electoral ridings. According to Wikipedia, 13.5% of the population in the riding the is Muslim, the highest in Canada.  27.8% of the population is Protestant, 20.0% is Catholic, 5.5% is Christian Orthodox and 16.5% of the populations lists no religious affiliation. The district includes York Mills, Silver Hills, the western half of Don Mills, the eastern half of Lawrence Park, Leaside, and Thorncliffe Park in Toronto. According to Prittie, the Don Valley West riding also has the highest proportion of legal immigrants of any riding in Canada. "We need to protect their rights," says Prittie, who hopes to represent the riding in Parliament after the next election. The riding is currently held by Liberal Rob Oliphant. Graphic c/o Wikipedia.

According to Prittie, "at the end of the day, a Federal election involves many things but I'd like to focus my campaign around personal issues like financial security for the voters and the viability and success of their job and career opportunities."

He's also deeply concerned about the ongoing suppression of independent and conservative voices in both the traditional and social media.
We have seen that social media platforms have a strong bias against limited government and traditional Canadian values. Many want to go so far as to control the public message through a combination of soft censorship, shadow banning and more overt methodologies designed to limit the reasonable discourse needed to come to informed conclusions. 
We need to come out against these activities. 
We also have to deal with, and reverse, the Liberal's proposed $660Mln CDN media bailout which, as outlined in the May 23rd, 2019 CBC News post, "Journalists question Liberal government's $600M media bailout plan," even causes concern within the group officially designated to receive the bailout funding.  
This fall, lets stand up and let the current crop of politicians know who is really in charge of this country. The people.

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