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Bouma re-elected to symbolize Brantford-Brant


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Will Bouma is heading again to Queen’s Park for one more 4 years.

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Voters in on Thursday elected Bouma to a second time period because the MPP for Brantford-Brant. The Progressive Conservatives took the driving in 2018 after it had been Liberal crimson for nearly 20 years.

Bouma, with 62 of 62 polls reporting, acquired 20,738 votes and simply outdistanced his nearest rival, NDP candidate Harvey Bischof, who acquired 13,283. Liberal candidate Ruby Toor completed with 6,083 votes; Karleigh Csordas of the Inexperienced Get together acquired 3,174 whereas Tad Brudzinski, of the New Blue Get together acquired 2,089 votes.

Allan Wilson of the Ontario Get together acquired 640 votes; Leslie Bory of the CCP, received 490, Rob Ferguson, of the Libertarians, received 299 and Unbiased John Turmel received 157.

“I wish to begin by thanking the voters of Brantford-Brant,” Bouma mentioned after his re-election was declared. “The only largest factor I noticed on the doorways throughout this marketing campaign was the kindness in our group.

“We might knock on a door and somebody would say they’d by no means vote for me however as a result of it was 32C outdoors they’d provide us a bottle of water.”

That, Bouma mentioned, “is a unbelievable testomony to the individuals of this group that I’ve the honour of serving.”

“I’m so humbled,” Bouma mentioned to supporters who crowded into the St. George Legion Corridor to have fun his return to workplace. “It has been an unbelievable 4 years and I wish to thank my spouse (Joni).

“I couldn’t have carried out this with out her assist.”

Bouma grew to become emotional when he talked about her power throughout tough occasions together with the protests that came about in entrance of the household’s dwelling throughout the top of the COVID-19 pandemic lock-downs. He additionally thanked his kids – Lena, Titus, Elijah, Jack and Ella – for his or her assist over the previous 4 years and through his re-election marketing campaign.

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Bouma additionally thanked the opposite candidates in Brantford-Brant and made particular point out of Liberal Ruby Toor. It’s the second time that Bouma and Toor have run towards one another however they’ve additionally labored collectively on tasks for the betterment of the group.

“It takes lots to face for public workplace,” Bouma mentioned. “It takes lots to face up, take the abuse and rise up the following morning and do all of it once more.”

Bouma additionally spoke about what has been achieved throughout his first time period in workplace and talked concerning the challenges the group faces over the following 4 years.

“We’re on the street to a brand new hospital,” Bouma mentioned. “It’s now not a query of if, it’s now a query of when.”

The problem going ahead will probably be to lift the group’s portion of recent hospital which is anticipated to price about $1 billion.

However Bouma mentioned the group, with the assistance of Brantford Mayor Kevin Davis, is as much as the problem.

Bouma additionally touted the brand new Catholic highschool to be inbuilt Brantford in addition to the lecturers’ schooling program at Laurier Brantford.

Going ahead, Bouma mentioned the group desperately wants a brand new courthouse. It additionally wants a brand new north-south hall between Highways 403 and 401, as an alternative of Freeway 24.

As a long-time volunteer firefighter, Bouma advised the group he has seen too many individuals on stretchers being positioned in ambulances due to collisions on a freeway that was by no means designed to deal with such a excessive quantity of site visitors.

As properly, Bouma mentioned he additionally needs to see enhancements to GO Transit that may higher serve the group.

“We additionally want to assist the homeless and people who endure from addictions,” Bouma mentioned. “We’ve come a really good distance over the previous 4 years however we nonetheless have an extended option to go.

“However as my late father-in-law would say ‘how do you eat an elephant? One chew at a time’.”

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