A Message From Greg

Friends,

I am proud to announce that I am running as the Ontario Liberal candidate for Peterborough-Kawartha in the upcoming provincial election. I am committed to bringing my skills and experience to work serving the incredible community of Peterborough-Kawartha as your next MPP. We can and will do better. That work starts today. We will need every bit of energy and organization if we want to bring about the change that we need and deserve.

Thank you for all your support. It means so much.

I was born and raised in Peterborough. This community has shaped my life, and I have become the person that I am because of the incredible education I received in Peterborough's public schools. My passion for public service was developed while delivering Meals on Wheels with my grandmother to our community's most vulnerable residents.

Peterborough-Kawartha is an incredible place to live, to raise a family, and to retire. But our community faces a number of critical issues. A lack of affordable housing has left so many people and families in precarious situations. Mental health and addiction problems have been made worse by the pandemic. Inaction on the climate crisis and an underinvestment in healthcare and education is holding Peterborough back from its incredible potential as a hub for learning, care, arts, and climate resilience.

There is still so much that needs doing in our community. The pandemic has only made worse many of the inequalities that we see so vividly on our streets. And it is the provincial government that has the ability to do most good in people's lives.

Unfortunately these past few months have clearly demonstrated that the current provincial government is simply not up to the job. It's time for a new approach, one that is centred around competent, effective leadership.

I've had the privilege of working in the developing world, served Canada at the UN, and fought for human rights right here at home. I have managed critical issues, taken on difficult foes, and have brought stakeholders together to create a meaningful change. My career has been dedicated to public service and protecting the most vulnerable. And I am committed to bringing my experiences and skills to work serving the incredible community that is Peterborough-Kawartha at the provincial level.

This campaign is about listening to the voices of our community. My goal is to provide all of the tools and resources which people need in order to change their life circumstances. I will always do my best to bring kindness, humanity, and compassion back to our provincial government.

We can bring about change in Peterborough-Kawartha. We can and will do better.

That work starts today.

- Greg Dempsey