Ontario Libertarian Party
Libertarian Enters Parkdale-High Park Race
September 8, 2006 – Jim McIntosh, long-time Treasurer of the Ontario Libertarian Party, has been nominated as the party’s candidate for the Parkdale-High Park By-election on September 14, 2006. He is running on a platform advocating very limited government. “Most people think government is the solution,” said McIntosh, “but more often than not, government is the problem.”
Jim has always been concerned about poverty, inflation and crime. At one time, he too believed that government (politicians and bureaucrats) had to solve these problems. Some time ago he came to the conclusion that bureaucrats (like most people) are primarily concerned for their own welfare. And while politicians promise to fix these problems, McIntosh believes they are more concerned about getting re-elected and taking care of their friends and supporters. They pass legislation which, in his experience, usually creates more problems, interfering in our personal choices and creating outlaws where there were none. According to McIntosh, government contributes to poverty, inflation and crime.
“I have no illusions of winning,” admitted McIntosh. “This is a riding where the majority of voters believe we need more government in spite of the evidence of government failure.” He hopes to attract the attention of the 30% – 40% of people who have given up because there is no politician offering to significantly reduce the role of government in our lives.
Jim McIntosh is a retired Information Technology Project Manager. He is a long-time resident in and around Toronto, and a graduate of Engineering from the University of Toronto. Jim lives with his wife, two dogs and three cats in the greater Toronto area. He has four grown children and two grandchildren (so far).
For more information about the Libertarian Party, visit www.libertarian.on.ca. If you want to help Jim McIntosh with his campaign, . . .
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