TONY LEMMA - INDEPENDENT CANDIDATE FOR HAMILTON CENTRE
A RESIDENT - Hamilton Centre became home in 2006. As a hyper engaged resident, I'm passionate about my City and deeply committed to adding value to my local neighbourhood and the community at large. Join me on this journey and support the Tony Lemma campaign in this upcoming election!
INDEPENDENT - Too often, I've heard residents tell me they feel our politicians care more about their Party affiliation than the job of real constituent representation. Have you ever felt like partisan politicians spend more time talking at you, than for you? If elected, I will serve my constituents and have no party policies or controls.
DIRECT DEMOCRACY - I'm passionate about the democratic process and about real representative democracy. That passion has led me to stand as a None of the Above Candidate in the 2018 Provincial Election and as a 2018 Candidate for Ward 3 Councillor. Today I’m seeking to continue this journey on electoral and democratic reforms as an INDEPENDENT candidate for Hamilton Centre, so vote for Tony Lemma in this upcoming 2019 Federal Election!
- A national housing strategy to deal with the housing crisis in our larger urban centres and remote vulnerable rural communities to allow for access to housing for all.
- A national public transportation strategy to connect our larger Cities with outlying urban areas to promote economic prosperity across their regions and across Canada.
- A national energy strategy that looks to the future through leading new technologies like ammonia fuel (NH3) to get us to meet or exceed the 80% reduction of 2005 levels of green house gas (GHG) or life cycle pollution from all forms of energy by 2040.
- On the issue of hate, I admire the courage and boldness that some have shown in standing up to hate in Hamilton and I value the appeal to appose hate through hope and love. However, where there is hate there is also the real risk of violence. Let us not make this conversation simply about "hate" alone. Let us also stand together against the use of violence as a means to an end. A reconciliation and truth commission lead by the Ontario Human Rights Commission is a good first step. It's been done in other places, as stated on their website: "One month later, we led an Ontario Human Rights Commission (OHRC) delegation to Timmins and the surrounding area as part of our commitment to reconciliation. In the past couple of years, we have been to Thunder Bay, North Bay, Kenora, Sioux Lookout, Fort Francis, and Dryden." (http://www.ohrc.on.ca/en/news_centre/timmins-must-come-grips-indigenous-relations?fbclid=IwAR347PDnjMojKUbz6u1Q2PWHm76OPFpNMN2611iMXBqr3rXoPCu8AYR0ANw)
- Legislative electoral and democratic reforms to bring about real representative democracy: Proportional representation; Citizen-initiated surveys and referendums; and Citizen-initiated Recall.