Waterloo, ON - It is my pleasure to introduce to you today the candidate for the Ontario Libertarian Party in Kitchener-Waterloo, Allan Dettweiler.
Allan was born in Kitchener and has lived in Waterloo County/Region most of his life. He was a Candidate for the Ontario Libertarian Party in Cambridge-North Dumfries in the recent provincial election. Allan has a grown family, is self-employed, and has deep roots in this area that reach back to some of the earliest settlers in Waterloo County.
The stage has been set for an election in Kitchener-Waterloo. This happened immediately after Dalton McGuinty’s backroom Budget deal with NDP leader Andrea Horwath that has allowed the Liberals to cling to power.
For the past 9 years, the McGuinty Liberals have mismanaged Ontario’s affairs. In that time, the Liberals have pandered to the public sector unions in an effort to increase their voter base.
Instead of living within our means, the Liberals, even more than previous governments have borrowed heavily, almost doubling Ontario’s debt since coming to power. This combined with the world wide financial crisis and recessionary times have prompted ratings agencies to downgrade Ontario’s debt. That means that the banks are concerned that our province will not meet its debt obligations. This will actually make borrowing more expensive, and servicing the debt is already Ontario’s third largest annual expense.
Aside from mismanaging Ontario’s finances, the Liberals have mismanaged electricity production, increased corporate welfare, failed to improve education or health care given the amount of additional money spent. I won’t even get into the previous and ongoing scandals, like eHealth and ORNGE. All of these issues have been detailed in recent reports from the Auditor General, and the Drummond Commission.
The election of Allan Dettweiler, would give Libertarians the balance of power and be the only true voice for fiscal restraint in the provincial legislature. Libertarians advocate for better, faster healthcare, improved educational outcomes, and cheaper more secure electricity production by allowing competitive choices in all these areas. Competition would lower prices; eventually reducing government expenses and as a result, taxes. Ontario’s taxpayers would have more economic freedom allowing for the expansion of the private sector and improving opportunities for working people.
The Ontario Libertarian Party has been a registered political party since 1975. We advocate property rights, limited government, and voluntary interactions within communities between individuals and groups.