In his second campaign in the Cypress Hills Grasslands Constituency, Liberal candidate Duane Filson said voters are taking a harder look at where the parties stand on a variety of issues.
"The feeling that I get when I talk to people at doors is that they are undecided. I think that they want a real reason to vote for a party rather than a reason to vote against somebody. And I really feel that is something that in this particular election the Liberal Party has offered that. I am very comfortable with our platform," Filson said before hitting the road for another campaign trip on Monday.
"Early childhood learning is an important thing for me as a former teacher. The opportunity to help students go to post-secondary education that is an important thing for me. The Old Age Security is a very important aspect of our Family Pac to give people a chance to enhance their retirement savings or to put money into their guaranteed income supplements or for seniors who need more cash to live. And the opportunity to look after family members in your home or their home, that is a real innovative idea that actually takes pressure off of some of the institutions that we have and the costs that are involved with looking after our senior citizens. I think that we have a real positive approach in that regard and yet there is also what we see as there is also what we see as an undefined root to surplus that that Conservatives have laid out just as we are going to tackle this deficit. Well, right after the last election they said they would never run a deficit. So I just don't see where there is a point of trust there in terms of how they are dealing with the economic situation that they had to deal with in terms of the recession and going forward how they are going to tackle those problems in a serious and responsible way that it is going to be presented properly to Parliament. Those are things that people are thinking about."
Filson said the start of the campaign has been extremely hectic, and he was planning a series of additional trips to share his message in Gull Lake and Shaunavon earlier in the week, and with a candidates forum in Assiniboia on April 26, he was then looking to wind up his campaign in Gravelbourg, Willow Bunch, Rockglen, Glentworth and Lafleche.