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NDP’s Walsh looking to break through in riding

first_imgIn his second run to become the MP for Chatham-Kent-Leamington, NDP candidate Tony Walsh is finding he has a better opportunity to get his message out.The Chatham man said social media is playing a larger role than the last election while more debates are scheduled this time.“I’m hopeful that we can break through in this riding and that I can help contribute to more NDP members of Parliament fighting for the everyday people, small business and farmers, the folks that need a voice,” he said.Walsh earned 9,549 votes, or 18.3 per cent of the vote, in 2015, placing third. The member in the last Parliament, Dave Van Kesteren, is retiring and not seeking re-election.An investment specialist with CIBC, Walsh said his interest in running for politics goes back to volunteering in his community at a young age alongside his parents.“There has always been a sense that one should be active in one’s community and so, as I got older and developed a career, I went into a career where I was helping people,” he said.Eventually, he came to a point where he thought he needed to “make a bigger impact by affecting policy” and he became inspired by former NDP leaders Jack Layton and Tom Mulcair, Walsh said.He also started a family, which he said made him think more about the future he was leaving them.The biggest issues for the riding this time, he said, are addressing the cost of living and prioritizing job opportunities sustainable with the “current climate crisis.”“People are finding that they’re not getting ahead,” he said. “The economy is doing well, but they don’t see more money in their bank accounts, so why is that?”The candidate said there have been cuts to services and, with an aging population in the region, there needs to be a seniors’ strategy in place.Walsh said he “absolutely” trusts the 97 per cent consensus among peer-reviewed climate research that climate change is real and caused by human activity. He said the melting of polar ice caps, “massive” flooding and forest fires are all signs something needs to be done.“We can’t stand idly by when we have the technology and we have the resources to make life better for those that are in those spots,” he said.With the flooding experienced in the riding along Lake Erie and the Thames River, Walsh said the NDP has a $2.5-billion plan to help municipalities when disaster strikes and to improve infrastructure, as well as $15 billion to address the climate crisis.The NDP candidate said he has also heard from people in the riding about a national dementia strategy, national pharmacare, mental health and the opioid crisis. He said he believes addiction should be treated a health issue and not a criminal offence.Walsh said he encourages everyone in the riding to follow all of the candidates on Facebook.“It’s up to us, the candidates, to engage the voter to come out and vote,” he said. “I take full responsibility for that, for my part anyways, and if anyone is not feeling engaged . . . I would encourage them to contact me directly.”last_img read more

Princess Anne calls on Deputy President

first_img17 April 2012 Britain’s Princess Anne, in South Africa for three days as part of Queen Elizabeth’s diamond jubilee celebrations, met Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe in Pretoria on Tuesday. President Jacob Zuma on Monday extended his warm wishes to Princess Anne, saying her visit would “further strengthen relations between South Africa and the United Kingdom”. Zuma was unable to meet the Princess himself, as he had engagements in KwaZulu-Natal. The three-day visit by the Princess Royal – the only daughter of Queen Elizabeth II – is part of the celebrations marking the Queen’s 60 years on the throne. On Monday, Princess Anne visited a number of non-government organisations she supports, including Save the Children and the St John’s Ambulance Service. On Wednesday, as part of her duties as member of the International Olympic Committee and President of the British Olympic Association, she will mark the 100-days countdown to the 2012 London Olympic Games at a Cape Town school which forms part of the International Inspirations legacy project. The Princess Royal will also lead a ceremony of remembrance and wreath-laying at the graves of Commonwealth soldiers and the grave of the nanny of her father, the Duke of Edinburgh. Source: BuaNewslast_img read more

Mahindra Xylo: Why should you buy it?

first_imgThe new avatar of Mahindra’s Xylo sports 50 new changes and features including five variants powered by three distinct engine options including powerful 120 BHP m Hawk engine. Key highlights of the new Xylo include stylish looks, premium interiors, advanced technology and features and luxurious space and comfort.The All New Xylo also boasts of a pioneering Voice Command Technology for Vehicle commands, enabling customers to control over thirty feature-actions in their new Xylo merely by talking to it.The new Xylo has an exciting new look with new front facia with redesigned headlamps, grill, bumper, airdams and bonnet with integrated Mahindra logo,pronounced wheel arches, new footstep with redesigned mudflaps and roof rails with rear spoiler.Its external and internal features were chiseled on the template of changing customer needs, taking its Sedan Plus positioning to the next level in terms of style, space, convenience and comfort. The stylish new Xylo is available in five variants – D2, D4, E4, E8 and E9 and starts at an attractive price of Rs 7.37 lacs (D2, BS4 ex-showroom Delhi).Further, it will be available in six attractive colour options – Diamond White, Fiery Black, Toreador Red, Java Brown, Mist Silver and Rocky Beige.The new Xylo is packed with safety features like Airbags, ABS with EBD, Intellipark Reverse Assist etc. in higher end E8 & E9 variants.The all new Xylo E9 will be open for bookings in a phased manner at Mahindra dealerships, while other variants of stylish new Xylo will be available at all personal channel dealerships of Mahindra from February 8, 2012.advertisementlast_img read more