Born and raised just outside of Waterford in southern Ontario, Derek Sloan is husband to Jennifer, and father to three young children: Fiona, Callum, and Nora. The family currently lives north of Belleville.
Derek is a graduate of Queen’s University. He is a former small business owner and is presently a lawyer. He has been actively involved in community issues both as a student at Queen's University and in the local riding for a number of years.
Derek believes that hard work, motivation and the right government policies can create a better life and more secure future for the people and communities of Hastings-Lennox & Addington.
He decided to enter this federal election race as a candidate because, like many, he feels that somewhere along the line we have lost our focus on a better future - we took our eye off the prize. Under the Liberal tax-and-spend policies government is no longer a facilitator of success, but rather a giver of handouts to friends and special interest groups - handouts that have raised costs for all hard-working Canadians through successive tax increases. This has diminished our long-term potential for success; as a result, our country has mortgaged the future of our children and grandchildren, leaving them a quagmire of debt repayment.
For years, Liberal government inaction in the riding of Hastings-Lennox & Addington has had a negative impact. Investment in public infrastructure that would help guarantee the future of rural communities is bogged down in federal bureaucracy and red tape. For the last four years the Liberal government has talked about but failed to make rural high-speed internet and cell phone service a priority.
If elected, Derek and a Conservative government will work hard to bring in policies that will help secure the future of rural Canadians and their communities. They will do this by making rural access to cell phone coverage and high-speed internet a priority, scrapping the carbon tax, ensuring that Regional Economic Development Ministers are actually from the regions, securing our borders, allowing us to develop our own natural resources while protecting the environment, and balancing the budget to lower taxes.
Derek wants to make Hastings-Lennox & Addington a place for people to get ahead; a place where future generations will want to work and call home.
Today, he is calling on you to join the team that will rebuild Canada’s future and reclaim for our children a better tomorrow.
It's time for all of us to get ahead in Hastings - Lennox and Addington. Vote Derek Sloan on election day.