The economy of Leeds & Grenville is not always in the same state as that of Canada – or indeed, Ontario. In fact, we were struggling for some time, well before the rest of North America fell into the recent financial crisis.
Our economic concerns are not even the same as those in neighbouring ridings, such as Nepean-Carleton, for example. And in many ways, solutions proposed at provincial and federal levels are not likely to address our problems.
We need a tailored economic action plan that develops Leeds & Grenville specifically – and this simply will not be done by any single leader or government. A strategy that will develop Leeds & Grenville will require the engagement and efforts of businesses, organisations and, more importantly, you.