Premier McGuinty Comes Home To Kick Off Campaign

    Premier Dalton Gratefully Accepts Ottawa South Nomination, Vows To Keep
    Ontario Moving Forward

    OTTAWA, Sept. 10 /CNW/ - Premier Dalton McGuinty kicked off his campaign
in his riding of Ottawa South by saying that Ontario Liberals are fighting for
the public interest in our schools, hospitals and communities.
    "There is no better example of what we can do when we work, build and
dream together than right here in Ottawa," McGuinty told a cheering hometown
crowd. "When the Conservatives wanted to close the cardiac care unit at CHEO,
when they wanted to close Montfort, we came together and saved them. Now,
together, we're expanding and improving them."
    "And right here in Ottawa South, we've come so far together and we've
strengthened our community by adding a new critical care wing at the Ottawa
Hospital General Campus and almost doubling the capacity of the regional
cancer center," said McGuinty.
    "Ontario has been moving steadily forward over the past four years - in
our schools, health care and economy. Now is the time to accelerate our
progress. To keep moving forward - not go backwards," he said.
    McGuinty spoke passionately about his affection for his home riding, his
family, friends and neighbours:
    "Representing my home riding has been one of the highlights of my life.
This is where I went to school, worked part time at the old A&P on Bank
Street, where Terri and I bought our first home and where we raised our kids.
And it feels so good to be able to kick off our campaign for re-election here,
at home," he said.
    McGuinty was joined on stage by Ontario Liberal candidates and members
from across Ottawa.
    "I am truly thankful to all of you who have given me this tremendous
privilege. Now, I'm eager to get to work, to start the campaign, to meet with
Ontarians and their families. Because they're counting on us - to keep Ontario
moving forward," McGuinty said.

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