By Daniel R. Pearce, Simcoe Reformer
KOHLER – The first all-candidates meeting of the 2014 provincial election barely got underway and Liberal candidate Karen Robinson had little choice. Sitting in the old wooden Haldimand Federation of Agriculture building in this farming hamlet southwest of Cayuga, which is surrounded by some of the most hated icons in rural Ontario — the spinning blades of wind turbines — Robinson had to publicly disagree with her government and party.
She called the Liberal’s green energy policies “a huge disappointment” and vowed that, if elected, she would represent the “many views” in Haldimand-Norfolk through “petition and lobby.”
Tuesday night marked the unofficial start of the local campaign, which has so far been quiet. Four people are trying to unseat Progressive Conservative Toby Barrett, who has held the riding for nearly 20 years. (Libertarian candidate Brad Mottashed was absent from the meeting.) Read article