Terence Young is running for re-election this spring in the riding of Oakville, representing the Conservatives.
Young was first elected as Oakville’s MP in 2008 and served as an MPP from 1995 to 1999. In 2000 Young lost his daughter Vanessa to a preventable prescription drug reaction. He wrote the book Death By Prescription that was published in 2009. He resides in Oakville with his wife Gloria.
“I believe that I share the values of most of the people in Oakville,” Young said. “They work hard to balance their families and work, and are law-abiding people who love to contribute to the community.”
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The values behind Young’s campaign have not changed since he was first elected. It includes fiscal responsibility, properly managing taxpayer’s money, and over the long term having a balanced budget and paying down federal debt.
“What I would like to see is our infrastructure projects completed, safe streets and safe communities and bringing forward criminal laws that actually provide deterrence so that crime doesn’t pay,” he said.
“The biggest problem we have in Oakville is that it’s too expensive to live in,” he said. “One of my key concerns is that we have three levels of government who keep increasing taxes on families. We’ve lowered taxes in 100 different ways since 2006 so people can use their own money for their own priorities.”
“I am very concerned that the provincial Liberal government has created three new taxes: the Eco Tax, Health Tax, and the HST. They will create another new tax if they win in October,” Young said. “Interest rates are going to rise, and hydro that I believe will double again not in 20 years, but in three to four years. Housing will become unaffordable for hundreds of Oakville families.”
“I’d like to see Oakville become more affordable,” he said. “The Liberal provincial government and the Liberal dominated council should be making sure that they are spending money in a way that the Oakville residents can afford.”
“We are blessed to live in Oakville with the beauty, the low crime rate, and proximity to everything from Niagara Falls and the entertainment scene in Oakville and Toronto. This election is about moving forward with a government that has brought back 500,000 jobs since the recession, and growing our economy so our children and grandchildren have the same or better quality of life as we do.”
“I would like to tell the people of Oakville that I love my job working for them. We deal with 1,000 emails, letters, and phone calls a week. I want to keep working for them. So vote for me so I can keep doing that,” says Young.
Young encourages all the residents of Oakville to get informed regarding all levels of politics. He encourages people to read multiple publications and hear different perspectives on the issues that matter to them.
“There are an unlimited number of political acts the individual can do to help improve our government in Canada,” he said. “Voting is just one way.” He urges his community to read about their country, join online discussions, and send letters to the editors of newspapers and online publications such as Oakville.com.
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