Liberal candidate reports jobs, infrastructure among items she is hearing about

 

Crystal Meloche is hoping to bring the Essex riding back into the Liberal  column. The LaSalle town councillor is the Liberal candidate in the June 12 provincial election.

Crystal Meloche is hoping to bring the Essex riding back into the Liberal
column. The LaSalle town councillor is the Liberal candidate in the June 12 provincial election.

By Ron Giofu

 

Crystal Meloche says her campaign is going well with jobs one of the biggest things on the minds of residents.

Meloche, the Liberal candidate in the Essex riding for the June 12 provincial election, said jobs top the list of issues she is hearing about while campaigning. She said she hears from voters wondering if investments will continue to be made in Windsor-Essex County that will attract new jobs to the region. She also said voters want to see opportunities for youth to gain employment as well.

Infrastructure is another key issue Meloche said voters are asking about with the Herb Gray Parkway being the biggest piece of infrastructure that has to be completed.

“I’ve been part of the process for the last three-and-a-half years on (LaSalle) town council,” said Meloche.

Completing the expansion of Highway 3 is also a priority, she said, believing it is not a safe highway to travel on right now. She wants to see the highway – also known as “Bruce Crozier’s Way” after the former Liberal MPP that represented the area from 1993-2011 – finished all the way to Leamington.

“For some reason, (the four-lane portion) stops in Essex,” said Meloche. “That’s one thing I will be focused on.”

She added the Liberals have an eye on investing in infrastructure.

Healthcare is another issue for voters, she said.

“It’s about trying to offer local services,” she said. “That’s something we really want to be focused on is healthcare, in the Windsor-Essex region especially.”

Meloche said she hopes to knock on as many doors as she can in the relatively short campaign period, adding she is willing to talk to residents at any time.

“I’m going to get out and meet as many people as I can,” she said.

The recent visit by Premier Kathleen Wynne to the area was a boost, she added, stating that Wynne brings a passion to her message that makes people want to spread it to their communities.

Meloche’s campaign office is located at 5841 Malden Road, Unit 164 in
LaSalle.

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