People's Party of Canada
What motivated you to run as a candidate?
I would say that for the past 20 years, my interest in politics has been ever-growing.
Of course, being a father also adds to this interest. Seeing the different governments that have succeeded each other in the last decade taking away hard-earned taxpayer money and mortgaging the future of the next generation, has definitely aroused in me the desire to make things happen.
If I can do one thing in a political career, I would like to give citizens confidence in their governments. Confidence that not only are we listening to them, but that we will also take action.
There is a time for everything. There is a time to listen and watch; now it’s time to deliver the goods for the people
who have been too often neglected in the Pontiac.
What is your full-time job?
I am an urban driver for the Société de transport de l’Outaouais (STO) and I also run a small martial-arts business for 12 years.
What are your passions in work and in life? (Volunteerism, sport, art, etc.)
My family is my greatest achievement. I have a wife and 2 kids who are well engaged in their communities. Just like me, they can’t help but share their passions, one for baseball and one for synchronized swimming.
At my martial arts academy, I get to work with many different groups of people who are very different from each other, from schoolchildren to single mothers to seniors, there is a program for everyone.
I am passionate about history both local, provincial, national and, of course, international.
I need to keep my brain busy to perform well in life.
What would your priorities be in the short and long term if you are elected?
We must ensure that the Pontiac becomes an economic force in the Outaouais region, and this undeniably requires well-managed immigration, less in quantity, but definitely superior in quality. With the involvement of municipalities and the private sector, everything is possible.
As a first step, I would like to meet with each municipal official as well as the various entrepreneurs who have to live with this labour shortage to establish exactly how many immigrants are required for the region.
Various incentives put forward by the People’s Party of Canada, such as increasing the base income tax exemption from $12,000 to $15,000 as well as the 15% fixed tax rates between $15,000 and $100,000 will invite the current worker to work overtime and will also encourage the young retiree to return to work part-time, which will alleviate staff shortages until the immigrant workforce is adequately trained.”