Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound candidate kicks off campaign, outlines priorities

Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound NDP Candidate Chris Stephen unveiled his biodegradable lawn signs. (Submitted photo)

The NDP candidate for Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound kicked off his election campaign on the weekend and unveiled his 100 per cent biodegradable election lawn signs.

Chris Stephen held a barbecue on Saturday and outlined his priorities for the campaign.

He said he will focus on what he calls the toughest issues of our time — inequality, climate change, and reconciliation with First Nations.

He also said he supports “pharmacare for all, increasing the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour and then to a living wage.’

He promised the NDP would “protect people’s pensions when companies go bankrupt” and “make it easier for workers to join unions to protect their wages and rights.”