THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!!
To everyone who came out today, whether it was to support me or to support Megan, whether it was to volunteer for either one of our teams, or to cast your vote, whether you were an official in the nomination and voting process, you have participated in an act of democracy and freedom that makes our country great. The nomination process today went very, very smoothly and both Megan and I are grateful to those persons in the Liberal party, whether you were an official in the nomination and voting process, or whether you were conducting the meeting, in making it so.
We have a lot of work to do in the days, weeks, and months ahead. I can't do it on my own. I need your support. I need your help to do this. I need a team that will help me make Kanata - Carleton a Liberal riding in the 2015 federal election. Your support and involvement will ensure that Kanata-Carleton becomes a Liberal riding by this time next year.
Please consider getting involved.
Why I am running as your Liberal candidate in Kanata-Carleton
I have a very different vision of community and country than Stephen Harper and his government. I don't want to be looking back five years from now and saying I could have done something but I didn't.
As a mother, I want my children and your children and grandchildren to have the same kind of Canada that I was fortunate enough to grow up in - the kind of Canada created by all Canadians in partnership with visionary Liberal governments. Our success as a nation has been achieved through mutual respect, cooperation, and dialogue. Forward-thinking democratic governments create partnerships with their citizens and other levels of government. They don't try to divide-and-conquer, to pit one group against another.
I want a country that has strong, healthy communities where everyone has the opportunity to build a life of contribution and dignity, and where we have an innovative and inclusive economy that creates value-added jobs.
I know how to lead. I know what teamwork is all about. I know the importance of listening to people. I know how to get the job done. My experience in the Canadian military, my own business, and my involvement in my community and my country has shown me how to do that.
With this background, I feel that I'm well suited to be your Member of Parliament for Kanata-Carleton in the next federal election. To do this, I need your help. I need your vote. Your support will ensure that you and Kanata-Carleton are well represented.