Campaign News

How Will Your Resolution Tip the Scales in 2018?

Douglas W. Judson Resolution time strikes us at our most complacent and indisposed. It sneaks up in that cozy stretch between Christmas and New Year’s Eves when we forage for leftovers and, in our holiday coma, have lost all awareness of what day of the week it is. On December 28, most of us are […]

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The Case that Comes After Trinity Western

Douglas W. Judson The Supreme Court of Canada is currently penning the final chapter in Trinity Western University’s law school saga – a legal drama that has wound its way up to the top court from Ontario and B.C. over the past 4 years. In their reasons, the justices are expected to deliver a landmark […]

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Statement: Nomination of Greg Rickford

Dryden, ON – Today Douglas Judson issued the following statement: “Last week I notified my supporters that I had withdrawn my candidacy for the Ontario PC Party nomination in Kenora-Rainy River to support Greg Rickford’s campaign to be our next MPP. I was absolutely delighted to do so, because Greg will be an exceptional candidate and […]

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Small Business Families Need Representation, Not Schooling

I have heard from a number of area residents about two letters submitted to the Fort Frances Times by Rudolf Zeitlhofer. The first was in response to an op-ed I submitted in August, and the second in response to an open letter I wrote to area MPs Bob Nault and Don Rusnak in September. Both […]

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Media Release: Judson calls on Liberals to Stand Up for Kenora—Rainy River Family Businesses

Fort Frances, ON – Today Douglas Judson raised concern with Kenora—Rainy River area MPs about the Liberals’ disregard for Northwestern Ontario’s small business economy. Judson is a lawyer based in Fort Frances who is pursuing the nomination of the Ontario PC Party in Kenora—Rainy River. “Over the past several weeks, I have heard from people […]

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Open Letter: What do the Liberals have against small, family businesses?

Hon. Bob Nault, PC, MP (Kenora) House of Commons Ottawa, ON  K1A 0A6 Sent via email (bob.nault@parl.gc.ca) Don Rusnak, MP (Thunder Bay—Rainy River) House of Commons Ottawa, ON  K1A 0A6 Sent via email (don.rusnak@parl.gc.ca) Dear Mr. Nault and Mr. Rusnak: Over the past several weeks, I have heard from countless voters in the Kenora and […]

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Without a Paddle: Wynne Liberals are sinking Ontario

Last week Premier Kathleen Wynne joined a youth canoe expedition and paddled from one end of our riding to the other – right from Rainy Lake across Lake of the Woods to Kenora – the final leg of the Métis Nation of Ontario’s 3-month, 2,200-kilometre journey from Ottawa. The journey is an impressive feat for […]

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Statement: The Final Report of the Far North Electoral Boundaries Commission

Fort Frances, ON – Douglas Judson issued the following statement on the Final Report of the Far North Electoral Boundaries Commission: “I am delighted to see improved representation for the Northwest. It has always been challenging for a single representative to voice the interests of a region as large as Kenora—Rainy River, with such a […]

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Statement: Canada 150

This July 1 we celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday. Over the past 2 months of my campaign as I have traveled across our riding, I have been reminded that we have a lot to celebrate. Northwestern Ontarians have always been enterprising people. Our rural and small-town communities are places of industry and perseverance, but also generosity […]

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Open Letter: Standing Up for Small Business in Northwestern Ontario

The below letter was sent to small businesses in Kenora—Rainy River on June 12, 2017.  Dear Sir/Madam: I am a candidate for the Ontario PC Party nomination in Kenora—Rainy River. I am running to be your next MPP because I believe that our region is overdue to have a strong, effective voice in government, and […]

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