Bread and butter issues dominate Huron-Bruce election discussions


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Candidates from major Huron-Bruce parties are running on bread and butter issues, such as housing costs, affordability of child care, rising gas and grocery costs, accessibility to mental health and rural connectivity.

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At least a quarter of Huron–Bruce residents are seniors, among the province’s most trusted voters. And with Goderich home to Alexandra Marine and General Hospital, issues such as health care and long-term care are sure to resonate at the polls on June 2.

The Progressive Conservative candidate is Lisa Thompson, who has served in Doug Ford’s government as Education and Agriculture Minister and in other roles since she was first sent to Queen’s Park in 2011.

She is seeking a fourth term as an MP.

In 2018, Thompson crushed the opposition, garnering over 52% of the vote.

The Huron-Bruce constituency spans over 6,000 square kilometres, from Port Elgin at its northern tip south to Grand Bend, and far enough east to encompass cities like Walkerton, Seaforth and Exeter.

Last year, the largely rural constituency had a population of more than 112,000.


Shelley Blackmore, Free

Bruce Eisen, Ontario Alliance

Laurie Hazzard, NDP

Gerrie Huenemoerder, Ontario Party

Matt Kennedy, New Blue

Ronald Stephens, Independent

Lisa Thompson, PC (incumbent)

Matthieu Van Ankum, green


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