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Rod promises not to feed you bullsh*t

Monday, June 09, 2014   by: Staff




I am Roderick Fremlin, the candidate for the Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario in this riding. 

I write this to ensure that people are aware of my beliefs, not as a candidate for a political party, but as a citizen of this community. 

I assure you this is not a cry of desperation, it is however a way for me to share my personal thoughts as a community member rather than just a candidate for this election. 

I run for the PC party because I believe in the majority of their stances on many different items, but I will say in all honesty, that if there are items that I disagree with I would not defend them; I would fight for what I believe to be the best interest for the people of this community.  

I grew up working on a farm where I learned the necessity of a hard day of work. 

The work ethic I learned on the farm carried forward into all aspects of my life. 

That same work ethic I learned as a child would be put into the items necessary for this community to improve and thrive.  

I may not be as polished in terms of my debating abilities but I can assure you that I am not going to feed people bullshit, rather I keep things simple and straight forward. 

It has become evident that many people of this community, and this province, are unaware of the economic downturn that has happened over the past 9 years under our current government. 

It is essential that people begin to take an interest immediately and discontinue following phony number and hidden agendas.  

I took the opportunity to run in this election for the sole reason that I believe that I can do a world of good for this community. 

I do not need this position, rather, I want this position to help Saultites; help those who may not even understand the help that is needed. 

I’m not going to promise millions of dollars to various organizations because in all honesty, we can’t afford it; we are in debt and we need to get out of it. 

I am not going to sugar coat the situation and promise things that I cannot deliver. 

What I can promise however, is that I will work hard to get what I can for this community. 

The questions that most people ask are ones that they already know the answer to but are hoping for a different response because the actuality of the slight work and hardship needed to once again become prosperous is more than some people are willing to offer. 

It needs to be understood that following the same path and expecting different results is the definition of insanity. 

We need to be level headed as a community and steer clear of the path of insanity.  

My wife and I live here, my children live here, and I will have grandchildren who live here. 

We have been very privileged, as have all in this community, to have the quality of life the Sault has to offer. 

I don’t believe in lying and tend to be fairly straight forward; if we want to continue to enjoy the quality of life this community has to offer then we need to pull together and deal with our current economic situation.

This election is extremely important for the future of our province and our community. 

I encourage everyone to be well informed for this election because whether you realize it or not, this election may determine the financial burden placed upon the next few generations of all Ontarians. 

Vote as you see fit. 

Vote based on facts. 

Vote based on total platforms, not individual items. 

Vote based on the person not their last name, nationality, or occupation. 

My father once said “What do you want on your tombstone? Did things right or did the right thing?” 

I prefer to have the latter on mine; I am here to do the right thing, and I encourage everyone to think about that question posed by my father as it is relevant to this election and most likely many different aspects of everyone’s life.

However this election ends, I am still a member of this community and will suffer any burden it may suffer or prosper with it. 

Voting is essential for this election and I encourage everyone to get out and vote for the betterment of this community, however you see fit.


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chatterbox 6/9/2014 12:55:16 PM Report

Unfortuneatly hard work doens't necessarily equate to political success, be it at the local level or as a sitting member of parliament.

Unfortuneatly Hudak will likely run a tight ship and the party whip will ensure that members are outcasted for disagreeing with or voting against the party line. At that pont, one's effectiveness in Queen's Park will be similar to that of a Independant.
dadal 6/9/2014 12:58:16 PM Report

Bull, Rod, bull. Change parties and then we'll listen.
Javaman 6/9/2014 1:00:01 PM Report

Sorry Rod...but your boss is the scary one...... HUDAK.
IgnorantNortherner 6/9/2014 1:11:08 PM Report

Of the PCs, Libs and NDP this is the only candidate not feeding you guys constant bullshit, as he says. The other two are like little kids and you have to think like a little kid to vote for either one of them, imo.

For all kinds of reasons I think the Harper gov't might just be the worst ever, literally, and the PCs would never get my vote while that douchebag is in office...

...but I love this guy.

@chatterbox, so you prefer a candidate who you know will tote the party line, rather than think and act for him/her self?

@javaman, it is scary when you realize how far we've over extended in the public sector and that the path we're on is entirely unsustainable. Will you choose to be ignore-ant of it?
Thim 6/9/2014 1:11:56 PM Report

Rod, thanks for being straight forward, you're correct in that this province is in debt over its head, we've one of the highest debt loads of any province or state this side of the Mexican border.

There's no shame to the promises made by your opponents, the Liberal candidate even promising a four lane expansion to 17 but he's not being honest in that this would only be contingent on the Federal Government forking over the majority of the money.

The voters had better get down to the cruel facts that we need this honesty and a real belt tightening to get Ontario back on track financially, more pie in the sky promises that we can't afford just does not cut it any longer.

Tom Brason

irishfey 6/9/2014 1:21:04 PM Report

Good post Rod!!.. I told some before that you would get truth and honesty from this Man, and if he was told to lie and screw the folks of the Sault,, he would be telling Hudak to stick it where the sun don't shine and quit! About time someone spoke with truth and not a bunch of B.S!!.. Man of few words ? Yes, but that's the type of Man that will get things done!!... Big words that are filled with lies mean nothing as you all have learned over the years. Time for fresh blood and honesty, something most are not used to,,, and as Mr. Fremlin pointed out... He dosn't " need" this job,, just wants to help his hometown!!!
chatterbox 6/9/2014 1:21:50 PM Report

@Ignorant - What I'm saying is you have to look at the candidate, and their party. That's a political reality.

When a candidate says they don't necessarily agree with the party line, that's a problem on a number of fronts.

Hudak's PC's are a GTA party. They're platform will benefit the GTA at our expense.

Whether you like it or not, locally, public service jobs are good jobs, and if they're gone, so to will some small businesses.

Locally, government handouts have been a blessing to many, without which, they may be running a business somewhere else...

Lets not forget about what and who we are as a community.
Thim 6/9/2014 1:27:11 PM Report

Globe and Mail endorses Hudak
National Post endorses Hudak
Toronto Sun endorses Hudak

This should say something...

Show them the Bar River shuffle Rod.

You've my support
Tom Brason
Mr E 6/9/2014 1:33:16 PM Report

Spoken like a true fighter of the people!
ranny 6/9/2014 1:35:52 PM Report

Makes no differences. Every Conservative will vote and agree what Hudak will say or will be punished for not along with his decision. Politician no longer represents what's good for the people, only what's good for their party leader.
theprotector 6/9/2014 1:39:46 PM Report

oh come one the only fremlin that worked was the old guy everyone else got a free ride!
OMGWTF 6/9/2014 1:48:38 PM Report

You'll tow the party line Rod on all votes and if you don't you're delegated to the deep back benches where you will never be heard from again. So don't think you can help our community by rebelling on something your leader wants votes for since it just won't happen if you want o be in that party....or run as an Independent where nothing will happen too.
Koolaid 6/9/2014 1:52:22 PM Report

Rod has no choice , but to feed you Bullsh*t . he is a puppet of the PC Party , If he doesn't do what they say, they will just find another candidate /(Puppet)
Gurpy 6/9/2014 1:53:10 PM Report

Rod, Your full of *hit!
All Is Well 6/9/2014 2:01:44 PM Report

All this time I thought you lived in Algoma. Forget the right wing dribble. Where does it say running a deficit is bad. The cut corporate taxes mantra to stimulate the economy has been proven false on numerous occasions. The Fed's are running a deficit and adding to the debt daily. They had tax cuts. Stats Can, just last month, published the fact that Canada had a net job loss, pushing the unemployment rate up. Meanwhile Ontario, last month, had a net job gain of about 30,000. See the difference. It is shown that companies just pocket the tax breaks. Maybe Hudak can get his finance minister to plead with companies to spend some money like the Fed's had to resort to. What smart company, of any size, hires more people than they need to?
mosquitos 6/9/2014 2:12:19 PM Report

Vote PC and clean up this mess already!
nobodycares 6/9/2014 2:16:04 PM Report

In the local debate, Rod spoke of the need to increase the number of health care workers, the number of teachers, the number of retirement homes, etc.. Then he spoke of how we are to tight our belts and stop rampant spending. How are we to pay for all these new government employees and buildings. Is he willing to take a cut to his frieman's pension?
Dictionary 6/9/2014 2:24:26 PM Report

your party had a scary leader and i won't be voting for you rod.
Mr E 6/9/2014 2:54:15 PM Report

Scary this scary that..
Lol. If anyones scary its Winne!
flyhawk25 6/9/2014 3:06:14 PM Report

I won't be voting for him but his candor is refreshing.
What he doesn't understand is that if he does win Hudak owns him.
I'm all for less bullshit and thanks for the honesty!
JustAGuy2 6/9/2014 3:18:37 PM Report

He's got my vote.
sinikka 6/9/2014 3:24:08 PM Report

Rod you have my vote as well. The leftwingers can call each other names as they wish but they are birds of a feather.
IgnorantNortherner 6/9/2014 4:06:37 PM Report

sinikka, that the PCs are slightly less left leaning than the Libs/NDP does not mean they're not still left leaning.

They've proven to have no idea what moral or fiscal conservancy is.
Me Myself an I 6/9/2014 4:34:03 PM Report

@IgnorantNortherner Hate to tell you , but every time they echo the phrase Million Jobs Plan , they are feeding us bullsh*t
IgnorantNortherner 6/9/2014 5:23:28 PM Report

I guess you didn't read my comment further up?
Justin Tetreault 6/9/2014 5:41:23 PM Report

I've never seen a candidate run away from his party's platform so hard in the middle of an election. Rod seems like a good guy who is just over his head.

Fremlin keeps talking about hiring more nurses, which is directly against Hudak's platform to fire 100,000 public workers.
steelworker 6/9/2014 5:42:52 PM Report

Don't worry about feeding us B.S. Mr. Fremlin the Dippers and the Libs have been doing it for years. It was funny today to see Horwath making a speech in front of a statue of the King of Bulls@#$#ers.
Adam L 6/9/2014 5:43:18 PM Report

Doesn't matter who wins it will be a small minority and the other two parties will veto every proposed change until another early election is forced.....again! But I will still vote for none of the above and decline my vote that way it is still counted. So see you all in 2-3 years when we are heading to the polls again.
wife 6/9/2014 7:33:14 PM Report

You are still the silly person you were when we last voted.
I know the Liberal bs'er will win in this riding because he is Italian. He has been very inefective since he was elected. He has brought nothing to the Soo. Essar Steel and Tenarus invested in the Soo not the Liberals.
Oh I forgot the Paper Mill!! what a crock that was.
wife 6/9/2014 7:39:44 PM Report

I forgot where did you find out that Nurses are going to be fired?
I seem to have heard that the downsizing of the Provincial Government workers would be through attrition.
If a Government employee is putting in a full days work without several coffee breaks they need not worry, their position is needed. However if they work 5 hours and get paid for 8 maybe they have cause to worry.
KFM 6/9/2014 9:52:59 PM Report

Good ideas, not the right boss. Hudak is way out there. To close to Harris and his desimation of the provincial fabric.
Boomer4771 6/9/2014 10:52:38 PM Report

HUDAK is full of BULLSHIT and anyone who thinks that he is good for this province.He will; privatize everything and we all know too well how that goes. Look at the snowplowing of highways for example. How many lives were lost and how many times closed. Hudak is Harris is Hitler...
Hunter101 6/9/2014 11:00:45 PM Report

Boomer, if anything privatization allows more competition and makes things better and cheaper. Get your head out of your a**.

Government (Liberal) is the reason we are in this mess, not privatization.
Oreo cookie 6/9/2014 11:56:45 PM Report

Rod I admire your attempt to disrupt the status quo but socialism has had a devastating effect on the minds if the votary, so much that people want only a handout and not a job, a real Private sector job.
If voting could change anything it would be illegal.
blackspruce 6/10/2014 6:18:16 AM Report

I vote for the person representing us and you have now gotten my vote.
burnell 6/10/2014 6:44:02 AM Report

you will never get my vote I don't trust you and I never will
snowlady 6/10/2014 6:53:39 AM Report

I have heard better campaign speeches at high school student council election- except they don't say "bullshit". They are more mature than that. Sounds like you did hand us a bunch of bullshit.
snowlady 6/10/2014 6:56:07 AM Report

I have heard better campaign speeches at high school student council elections- except they don't say "bullshit". They are more mature than that.
Javaman 6/10/2014 7:07:36 AM Report

I suspect anyone in a government job will never vote for Hudak, Why would you support someone who promises to take away your job?
WTF4 6/10/2014 8:02:28 AM Report

GO ROD GO!! GO ROD GO!! Hopefully thursday will be Ejection day for the liberal Liars!
LSARC 6/10/2014 8:38:52 AM Report

Those who call Tim Hudak "scary" may not comprehend the dire economic reality this Province faces, they should try to stop cowering long enough to grasp the gist of the credit rating downgrade looming on our horizon...

"Day of reckoning nears for Ontario as growing deficit raises risk of fresh credit downgrade"

"Ontario spends 9.2% of its revenues on interest payments and provincial government estimates that figure will rise close to about 11% in the next four years. Meanwhile, this year’s deficit is pegged at $12.5-billion, or 25% higher than previously forecast. However, if interest rates which have been at 20-year low levels rise, that burden would become significantly heavier. According to Jack Mintz, director of the School of Policy at the University of Calgary, if interest rates rise to historical norms, each point increase in interest could add a minimum of $3-billion in annual interest payments. “That would severely cripple Ontario’s ability to deliver services. So instead of making our own decisions now to rein in spending, the decision will be made for us,” warned Ms. Malcolm."
Battler213 6/10/2014 8:56:00 AM Report

The PC's are the only party with an effective plan to eliminate the deficit. The lost jobs are a smoke screen other party's are using to slander the PC's name. The lost jobs, as mentioned before, will be lost through attrition and contract losses anyway. The other party's are promising to spend and throw money left right and center.

People do your research before listening to each campaign slander and basing your vote on that alone. Most of what you folks are saying are propaganda BS. Rod and the PC's have my vote 100%
WTF4 6/10/2014 12:37:21 PM Report

The truth of the matter is the lying liberals and NDP can promise you the moon but they won't be coming through on any of their promises any time soon because together they have spent us so far into the hole that it is going to take a very responsible leader to get the province back on track...and the money that was recently sprinkled around Northern Ontario was a feeble attempt at earning our votes and put us further into debt...just like the bullshit last election that cost us a fortune. Wake up and vote PC before it is too damn late!
Twist Of Fate 6/10/2014 12:52:49 PM Report

The sheeple will continue to vote liberal and then spend the next couple of years wondering why things haven't changed. When you are this far in debt spending more money will do nothing to fix that it will simply put you even further in debt. This is not complicated stuff people things need to change or this province is doomed.
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