Trevor Peterson, the NDP candidate in the Cypress Hills Grasslands Constituency, is passionate about his belief that the NDP platform is the best plan to move Canada forward.
"I believe the NDP and Jack Layton have practical solutions that will make life more affordable for all Canadians, not just the well connected. And that's really why I'm running for the NDP," Peterson said during an interview during the weekend.
His most recent campaign stops took him to the Gravelbourg-Lafleche and Glentworth areas, along with time in Gull Lake, Maple Creek and Swift Current.
"I'm running around to all corners of the Constituency, and it's a huge constituency," he said. "I'm trying to get around to all the areas, and we have to take advantage of word of mouth for people to get the NDP platform out to people."
He said one of the NDP platform highlights is in the area of support for seniors.
"We want to increase the Guaranteed Income Supplement to $700 million, not the $300 million that was in the budget, but $700 million to get all seniors out of poverty," he said.
"As I go around the constituency I would say that is the number one issue when I go to these communities is how are we going to take care of our growing population of seniors. We have seniors living in poverty, and it's unacceptable in a country that has the wealth that we do."
During the final two weeks of the campaign, Peterson was scheduling a meet and greet at the Entrepreneurial Centre on April 27 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. The Cypress Hills Grasslands NDP Constituency was also hosting a fundraiser on April 29 at Swift Current's First United starting at 6 p.m., with ticket information available by contact Peterson directly at 640-7199.