Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Libertarian offers different approach to politics

Oakville North—Burlington Libertarian candidate says he's 'socially liberal, fiscally responsible' - Julia Le, Oakville Beaver:

September 28, 2015 - "David Clement says he's tired of the way politics are playing out in Canada.

"The 25-year-old, born and raised in Oakville, said Canadians are being overtaxed, the government is overspending and the charter of rights and privacy rights is being eroded.

"'I want to offer a different perspective and offer voters a different approach to how politics should be run in Ottawa,' said the White Oaks Secondary School (WOSS) graduate, who is currently is an entrepreneur working in the consulting field and on projects that involve energy security, youth engagement in electoral politics and municipal issues.

"He said residents shouldn't have to sacrifice the things they want, or feel like they have to 'settle by voting for the lesser of three or four evils.'

Clement is running as the Libertarian Party candidate in the new electoral riding of Oakville North—Burlington in the Oct. 19 federal election. He said he's offering change and a different approach on what the effective role of government can be....

"Clement, who describes himself as 'fiscally conservative, but socially liberal' noted he would be 'a strong independent voice... I represent a different option that isn't left or right,' he continued. 'It's more consistent in what the role of the government is and it's more consistent on making sure constituents’ needs are represented more accurately in Ottawa'....

"Clement, who holds an honours bachelor of arts in political science and a master’s degree in political science from Wilfrid Laurier University, said he would work at reducing federal income taxes, incrementally, to a rate of 15 per cent, end all forms of “corporate welfare” and increase the personal income tax exemption amount to $17,000 from $11,000.

'That significantly increases the residents' tax-free earnings and lowers taxes across the board. It's a tax fund that really seeks to benefit everybody,' he said.

Read more: http://www.insidehalton.com/news-story/5934853-oakville-north-burlington-libertarian-candidate-says-he-s-socially-liberal-fiscally-responsible-/

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