Kenora MP Bob Nault has high expectations for the soon-to-be-named provincial representative for the Kenora Rainy-River riding.

As voters have less than two weeks until they head to the polls, Nault says that he would like to hear how these candidates will specifically help residents in the riding.

“We have a very large geography. We have unique needs. I’d like to hear what candidates will do for us locally. All of the parties have provincial plans and platforms, but it’s important for people in the riding to know what they will do for you. So far, the candidates are starting to get there.”

Kenora’s Glen Archer is representing the NDP. Greg Rickford is running for the Progressive Conservatives. Ember McKillop, a special education resource teacher in Open Roads Public School, is representing the Green Party of Ontario. Iskatewizaagegan band councillor Karen Kejick is aiming to be the Liberal representative.

Nault adds that the four potential MPP’s have their work cut out for them, with a number of vital initiatives to start working on.

“Are we ever going to get this highway twinned? Health-care is a very important initiative. Economic development and employment, and what their vision is and what they’re proposing. That’s what I’d like to hear from the local candidates.”

Current MPP Sarah Campbell isn’t running, meaning that the riding will have a new voice in Toronto next month. The election is set for June 7. The latest polls show a tightening race between the leading PC’s and the New Democrats, who have leap-frogged the governing Liberals. 

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