Why I'm the best candidate: Doug Holyday

Doug Holyday is a strong fiscal conservative with a record of making government work efficiently and effectively. As Mayor of Etobicoke and Toronto City Councillor, Doug has worked tirelessly to make sure taxpayer money is spent wisely.  Most recently, as Deputy Mayor of the city of Toronto, Doug has made it his mission to stop overspending by negotiating reasonable salaries for city workers, instituting more efficient and less expensive garbage collection and balancing budgets.

Doug has been a strong proponent of accountable spending at city hall, drawing attention to reckless overspending and pushing for better transparency when it comes to taxpayer dollars. This is the kind of accountability he wants to see at Queen’s Park.

Having lived his entire life in Etobicoke, first as a businessman then as a politician, Doug knows the people here. Deputy Mayor Holyday's track record of community involvement, business leadership and public service has been recognized by the International Rotary Foundation, which named him a Paul Harris Fellow for his contribution to the people of Etobicoke.

Doug and his wife Franca are lifelong residents of Etobicoke. They have two sons, Stephen and David. Stephen and his wife, Margaret, are the parents of two young daughters, Andrea and Jennifer and newly arrived Thomas.  Doug is an active participant in sport.  Taking to the ice three times a week as a recreational hockey player in the winter months, and switching to golf in the summertime.

Doug Holyday is the change in direction that this province needs.  He knows that after ten years of Liberal mismanagement, the people of Etobicoke want to see some accountability at Queen’s Park.  Mounting deficits and wasteful scandals have put the province on the wrong track. Doug recognizes that today’s Ontario is not the economic engine that it used to be and he wants to be part of the Ontario PC team with a plan to turn it around.

Doug Holyday

Why I'm the best candidate

Candidates pen exclusive letters to CP24.com explaining why they would be the best person to represent the riding. Click on each candidate for the full excerpt.

Doug Holyday

As Deputy Mayor of the city of Toronto, Doug has made it his mission to stop overspending by negotiating reasonable salaries for city workers, instituting more efficient and less expensive garbage collection and balancing budgets.

Peter Milczyn

Peter is running for the Kathleen Wynne Liberals because they are the government that is committed to investing in communities and people, creating jobs and helping people in their everyday lives.

P.C. Choo

In this by-election, voters have a choice. They can choose someone who will deliver results and hold the government accountable, or they can choose a politician who ignores the real challenges families face and does not deliver for you.

Angela Salewsky

I’m tired of the politics as usual, and I want better than the self-serving political maneuvering, the hyper-partisan and cynical politics, the scandal and hypocrisy that has recently dominated our political stage and left us exasperated and disillusioned.