Open letter from John Fraser to the residents of Ottawa South

Open letter from John Fraser to the residents of Ottawa South
Posted on July 31, 2013 | John Fraser | Written on July 31, 2013
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Hello Ottawa South!

Tomorrow is election day! I am running to be your next MPP, your community voice at Queen’s Park. I am committed to Ottawa South, and have proven experience in bringing our community together to find solutions to the issues that matter to our families. I am a life-long resident of Ottawa South, born and raised in Elmvale Acres and Alta Vista, I attended school here, began my career here and raised my family here. 

I understand the challenges that businesses face, having spent 18 years managing small and medium sized local businesses before entering public service. For the last 14 years, I have served alongside Dalton McGuinty in Ottawa South, working to bring community-based solutions to the issues of importance to the people that live and work here. Among these are the expansion of the Ottawa Regional Cancer Centre, the redevelopment of St. Patrick’s Home, programming for children’s mental health and youth addiction and the expansion of our community centres and programs. 

I am committed to this community that I have called home for over 50 years, I have been an active volunteer in a number of local organizations and initiatives. I spearheaded the Our Children, Our Hospital campaign to save the Cardiac Care Unit at CHEO and organized a fundraiser which raised $20,000 for the Heron Road Emergency Food Bank. For a number of years, I served as a palliative care volunteer at the General Campus of the Ottawa Hospital and as a coach to the Canterbury Mustangs Football Team. I am married to my high school sweetheart, Linda, we have three grown children, Kïrsten, John Jr. and James.

Tomorrow is election day in Ottawa South. This election is about who is best to be there for you, for the families of Ottawa South; who has the maturity, the experience and record of delivering for our community.

I would be honoured to have your support tomorrow - let’s keep our community moving forward! 

Thank you,


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John is an active member of the community, working with people and organizations that help families in our community. He is currently the Ontario Liberal Candidate for the riding of Ottawa South, working hard to gain... More