Ontario 2014 provincial election

Responses from the Electoral Candidates
Responses were collected up to this date and time: 1:00 p.m. EDT on Tuesday, June 10, 2014. Any responses received by ACE after this date and time will be catalogued and added to our website at a later time. Responses are arranged according to the date we received them. The first response received in each party appears at the top of that section.

individual candidate responses

Sylvia Jones - Ontario PC candidate for Dufferin-Caledon
Rod Jackson - Ontario PC candidate for Barrie
Ted Arnott - Ontario PC candidate for Wellington-Halton Hills
Michael Ceci - Ontario PC candidate for Willowdale
Tim Hudak - Leader, Ontario PC Party
Pina Martino - Ontario PC candidate for Etobicoke Centre
Tracey Weiler - Ontario PC candidate for Kitchener-Waterloo
Eric Kroetsch - Ontario PC candidate for Cambridge
Martin Forget - Ontario PC candidate for Ottawa-Vanier
Julia Munro - Ontario PC candidate for York-Simcoe

Date: Thursday, May 22, 2014/11:09am
Subject: Thank you Re: Arthritis in Ontario
From: Dufferin-Caledon PC Association


Thank you for contacting the Sylvia Jones Campaign and Dufferin-Caledon PC Party.

A member of our team will follow-up with you in the next few days regarding your email.

Your continued support is appreciated as we work towards re-electing Sylvia Jones on June 12.

Thank you.

The Sylvia Jones Campaign Team

Date: Sunday, May 25, 2014/3:47pm
Subject: Re: Arthritis in Ontario
From: Barrie PC Party


Dear Ms. Koehn,

Thank you for contacting the Rod Jackson campaign.

Mr. Jackson and the PC Party of Ontario acknowledge the necessity of development of arthritis research and treatment. They are dedicated to the improvement and enhancement of frontline medical service in our province.

Your question has been sent to the PC Party central office for response.

We thank you for your inquiry and your interest in the issues of this election.

Kind Regards,

Rod Jackson Campaign Team

Date: Wednesday, May 28, 2014/2:49pm
Subject: Re: Arthritis in Ontario
From: Dan Roest for Ted Arnott, Ontario PC Candidate for Wellington-Halton Hills


Dear Ms. Koehn:

Mr. Arnott appreciates your interest in issues involving the Provincial Government.

If he is re-elected on June 12, and you wish to meet with him, please contact our office at 416-325-3880.


Dan Roest

Date: Thursday, May 29, 2014/9:21pm
Subject: Re: Arthritis in Ontario
From: Michael Ceci Campaign


Dear Ms. Koehn,

Thank you very much for your letter. I appreciate the thought and research that you put into expressing your concerns about these important issues.

First and foremost, we need to get Ontario's fiscal house in order, otherwise we won't have the ability to fund these critical healthcare programs. We need to balance the budget and get the economy back on track so we can start building a better Ontario.

Secondly, the Ontario PC Party and I have a plan in place that sets very clear priorities for our health care system. We plan to:
  • Put a new focus on chronic care (this includes arthritis patients);
  • Repair a fragmented system of services for patients;
  • Move health care closer to home, especially for seniors;
  • Use evidence to improve results for patients and;
  • Encourage choice and competition in our health care system.
These are my healthcare priorities for the people of Willowdale and for the rest of Ontario. You can read our entire plan in detail for this election at

We've got a job to do. It's time to get Ontario working better.

Thank you,

Michael Ceci | Ontario PC Candidate for Willowdale

Date: Sunday, June 8, 2014/9:51 AM PDT
Subject: Re: Arthritis in Ontario
From: Pina Martino Campaign


Dear Ms. Koehn,

Thank you very much for your letter. We appreciate the opportunity to listen to your priorities for Ontario. We share your commitment to Ontario’s future and believe that with more and better jobs, we can do what’s necessary to bring about the change Ontario needs.

I'm excited about our Million Jobs Plan-a plan to bring jobs back to Ontario, stop overspending, balance the budget and keep our debt from growing. Our plan relies on the notion that government should be smaller, but what it does, it does better. Our priorities for this election can be found at

We need to face our challenges honestly and compassionately. It won't be easy, but it can be done and it will be worth it. I know we can build a previously unimagined Ontario, but it's going to take some courage and a willingness to challenge the failed status quo. That's what our Ontario PC Million Jobs Plan delivers. We are asking government to tighten its belt, the way everyday Ontarians have, so that one million men and women out of work will have a shot at solid, good-paying jobs.

We've got a job to do. It's time to get Ontario working better.


Pina Martino
Ontario PC Candidate
Etobicoke Centre

Date: Sunday, June 8, 2014/6:39pm PDT
Subject: Re: Arthritis in Ontario
From: Tracey Weiler


Hello Cheryl,

Attached is our Ontario PC survey response; please let me know if you have any questions.



Tracey Weiler
Ontario PC Candidate, Kitchener-Waterloo

Date: Monday, June 9, 2014/6:54am
Subject: Re: Arthritis Consumer Experts response
From: Eric Kroetsch


Good Morning Cheryl,

Thank you for writing to Cambridge PC Candidate, Rob Leone. Please find attached a letter from Tim Hudak Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario, Ontario PC Leader, responding to concerns about arthritis treatment in Ontario.

Thank you for contacting us,

Eric Kroetsch

Date: Monday, June 9, 2014/1:47pm
Subject: Re: Arthritis in Ontario
From: Martin Forget - Ontario PC candidate for Ottawa-Vanier


Apologies for the delay.

Attached is the response from our party to your organization's inquiry.

Thank you,


Date: Tuesday, June 10, 2014/7:55am
Subject: Re: Arthritis in Ontario
From: Re-Elect Julia Munro PC Communications


Dear Ms. Koehn,

Julia thanks you for your questions.

Arthritis care is so important to so many people in Ontario, young and old. Julia looks forward to discussing topics like this after the election when policy work can be better done.

Thank you again and we hope we can count on your support.


Chris Sellors
Policy & Communications
Re-Elect Julia Munro Campaign
York-Simcoe PC