Over to you, Will Amos

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Congratulations readers, you made it through the 78 days of the longest federal election campaign period in Canadian
history since 1872. Hopefully the vast majority of you exercised your right to vote. Congratulations also to Will Amos the new Member of Parliament for the Pontiac
riding.
However, even though all of the fuss

Congratulations readers, you made it through the 78 days of the longest federal election campaign period in Canadian
history since 1872. Hopefully the vast majority of you exercised your right to vote. Congratulations also to Will Amos the new Member of Parliament for the Pontiac
riding.
However, even though all of the fuss
is over, the job of voters is not over,
whether they voted Liberal or not. We
need to be voicing our concerns, expressing our ideas, and working with our new MP, but we also have to be demanding that words are backed with actions. The Liberals have a tough set of promises to live up to and we have to ensure these promises are not merely swept under the rug now that the fish has been hooked. We need to
be their reminders!
Let’s not forget the promises Justin Trudeau made in exchange for our votes: allow people to dip into their RRSPs
more than once to buy a home; reduced premiums and wait times for EI benefits; lower the federal income tax rate for those making under $89,401 and raise taxes for the wealthiest 1%; reforming Bill C-51; eliminating the first-past-the-post system; and a new tax-free child benefit, to name only a few.
We can’t forget our new local leader’s promises either: using his background working with the CRTC to improve
internet access as well as cell phone
reception; bringing more conferences and events to the Pontiac; attracting outside
private investors; improving governance
of the Ottawa River’s watershed; and
defending supply management. 
Now over to you, Will. We’ve done our part by putting our trust in you as our
MP – clearly indicated by the landslide
victory where 34,154, or 54.5% of Pontiacers voted for you – it’s now
your turn.
We’re not looking for a political photo prop that shows up for the important events and photo-ops to offer a smile and a
reassuring speech. We’re looking for
someone to work, including behind the scenes, in our best interests to ensure our riding is not forgotten and to make things happen – talking about it is not enough! We’re looking for you to rectify the
shortcomings you highlighted of your
predecessor. We’re looking for someone
to offer us something new and different. We’re looking for hope.
We’re not expecting miracles. We’re looking for real change, now!
Allyson Beauregard