51-year-old Dave Wrobel has a new visual perception of this provincial election and it’s not his normal Progressive Conservative colour “blue.”
The long-time Brantford city councilor has stepped out of the realm of his familiar old party politics to run as an independent. Questioned as to why the change of political heart, Wrobel is at no loss of words to explain his frustration at what he calls “appointed politics.“
Wrobel is all of the following, committed, determined and persistent for a change. Asked why he is running under the “independent” banner, Wrobel states simply “I want to make a legitimate difference,”
Questioned as to his chances of winning, a simple as direct response….”absolutely, people have had enough of “appointed politics.”
That gracefully flows into a new concept already gaining ground in politics. It’s called “The Ontario Party”. Glad you asked because I think more is going to be heard about it in the future. It’s roots, according to Wrobel, stems from a man by the name of Jake Tysick from the Ottawa/Carleton area., Formed just since this election was called, it is or will be made up of independent candidates running in the election and those of similar thinking about questionable “appointed politics.”
Wrobel says PC leader Ford has made numerous appointments of candidates to run in this election rather than allow the political process of the membership selecting their candidate of choice. Wrobel points out that of the 124 ridings in Ontario, 64 of those ridings have independent candidates running.
The Ontario Party functions on the philosophy of “free voice, free vote.”
Wrobel proudly said, “We are not adverse to taking suggestions or policies from other parties, rework them and move ahead. A good idea is a good idea, no matter where it comes from. We can work with anyone.”