• Dave Weir

Why Run for Office ?

Updated: Apr 3

My name is Dave Weir and my background is in guiding and construction.

I fell in love with the land when I was a teenager. I've made my living from it and I'm very proud and happy to have done that. I worked hard in construction to make money for my family. I'm a small business owner. I'm proud of what I've done.

I think you should vote for me because I have dirt under my fingernails.

I've been there. I work hard. I will continue to work hard. And I know what it's like to try to put food on the table for your family.

You know, I am awful lucky. I am a  naturalized Canadian. Moved to Canada when I was 9. I got to choose where I live. I get to choose the town I live in. It's a deliberate decision. I can't think of a place I would rather live. It's got to be one of the most beautiful places on earth, inhabited by really beautiful people.

You know, a few years ago, it was when I was campaigning for municipal office, I had a conversation with a man who was a supporter of mine, a man I respect a lot. He said to me, "You know, Dave, you’ve got a choice in this town. You can say what you think or you can have friends." 

I think he's right and I think that's awful. I think we need to be able to do both; we need to be able to speak our minds, to do it in a kind way and to live in the communities that we are part of and to feel comfortable with.

Why Kate White and the NDP? Because when I am in a room full of NDP candidates, I look around and I don't see professional politicians. I see people like me and you. I see people that have cuts and scrapes on their fingers. I see people who have seen things with their eyes that they wish they hadn't. I can relate to that. I think that's what we need.

When we talk about significant change in this world, we can't make that by doing the same old - same old. So let's make that change.

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