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Nanaimo-Ladysmith Conservative candidate opens campaign office, feels ‘momentum’

Tamara Kronis talks to voters about affordability, economic recovery
Conservative Party candidate Tamara Kronis addresses supporters at her campaign office opening Thursday, Aug. 26, on Dover Road. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)

Nanaimo-Ladysmith’s Conservative Party candidate celebrated a campaign office opening and said she’s seeing momentum building in the week and a half since the election was called.

Tamara Kronis, CPC candidate, held an event Thursday, Aug. 26, at her Dover Road office to meet voters and thank her team members for their efforts to date.

She said people have been candid with her on doorsteps and many have expressed that they don’t know who they’re voting for because the campaign has only just begun.

“What I love about the early days of an election is it helps tell you what people are worried about – it also helps tell you what people are excited about,” Kronis said.

She said some of the election issues she’s hearing from voters are about affordability as prices rise in grocery stores, at the gas pumps and most everywhere else. She’s hearing concerns about “out-of-control government spending” and said people seem to like the details of the Conservative Party’s economic recovery plan to “secure the future” through job creation and small business incentives and “bring the country back to a healthy financial position.” The party’s commitment to expanding mental health support through targeted federal transfers and incentives for companies is also something that Conservative candidates and party leader Erin O’Toole have been talking up.

“People are excited to see a Conservative Party that is focused on the environment, that is focused on compassion and hasn’t forgotten about individuals…” Kronis said. “Momentum is one of those things you can feel on the campaign trail and we’ve got some.”

The federal election is Sept. 20. Other candidates include Lisa Marie Barron of the New Democratic Party, Michelle Corfield for the Liberal Party of Canada and Paul Manly of the Green Party.

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