Centre Wellington Ward 5 councillor Stephen Kitras has announced he will be running in the provincial election as the New Blue Party’s candidate for Wellington-Halton Hills.
Kitras is a long-time Centre Wellington resident and has served on the township’s council since 2014.
As the founder and owner of a family run international decorative glass business, Kitras Art Glass Inc., he has employed around 35 people in Fergus and has contributed financially and with donations to many local causes and events.
Kitras is married to his wife, Patricia, in a blended family with six children and seven grandchildren.
“He has a solid reputation for representing residents and tax payers in Centre Wellington. Stephen is someone who reflects democratic and servant leadership,” stated a press release.
“Stephen believes it is time for real change in Ontario because it is a mess. lt is time to listen to ordinary citizens and taxpayers and to establish democratic transparency and accountability at the local, regional and provincial level.”
According to the release, the New Blue Party is pledging to bring back prosperity and growth to Ontario to at least five per cent since Ontario's economy is stagnating at a one per cent growth rate.
The New Blue also pledges to cut the carbon taxes, as it is a burden to taxpayers as it only increases inflation rates and has no real impact on the environment.
Kitras believes that everyone in Ontario cares about the future and that everyone needs to vote for a clear and real change in the right direction for all.
“We need to challenge the left, including the Progressive Conservatives' attack on liberal democratic values, balance the narrative and then move in the right direction for prosperity and freedom in Ontario,” he said in the news release.
Angelica Babiera, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, GuelphToday.com