I’m Brenda Rhodes, Your Liberal MPP Candidate for Parry-Sound Muskoka


Friday, May 25, 2018

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This election has stirred up feelings of uncertainty. I hear you and I understand where those feelings are coming from. In fact, I share some of your concerns. That’s why I’m sharing my story and why I’m running in this election.
My story.
I grew up here in Muskoka, in a lower middle-class family. My dad was a long haul truck driver while my mom stayed home with us kids. I know what it is like to struggle to make ends meet; I know that I could never have gone to post-secondary school if it was not for the provincial government’s assistance.
I learned first-hand what it takes to be a leader when I worked for Andy Mitchell, our previous MP, on Parliament Hill. In the complex world of government, I learned how to be heard and what’s needed to get the job done. Most recently, I’ve had the privilege of working alongside local businesses as the Executive Director for the Bracebridge Chamber of Commerce. I have an intimate understanding about business needs in our community and want to continue advocating for those needs as your MPP.
Why now?
Because it’s time we had a stronger voice at Queen’s Park. We need someone who is involved, working alongside you with a passionate voice to tell the true story of Muskoka and Parry Sound– not just the summer version.
The truth is, there are a lot of people struggling in our community. As an advisor for the Bridges Out of Poverty committee, a business mentor with Muskoka Futures and a local Rotarian, I’ve learned this: in everyone’s life there’s a time when you need some help. We need to ensure, when that time comes, everyone has access to that help. Now is not the time for cuts; it’s a time to invest in care to bring everyone along with us.
Be informed.
There’s a lot at stake in this election. We all can agree it’s an important one – too important not to be informed. So educate yourself. Start by simply reading each party’s platform and budget. You can find my personal views around local and provincial issues on my Facebook page: @Brenda4PSM. If you have a question or an opinion you want me to hear, get in touch! Find me at voterhodes@gmail.com or call 705-645-8711.
Most importantly, please get out and vote on Thursday, June 7th. If you don’t know how or where to vote, or if you need a ride to the polls, give me a shout at the contact info above. Your vote matters. Make it count.
Sincerely,
Brenda Rhodes
Your Liberal Candidate for Parry Sound - Muskoka