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Today marks the beginning of a momentous New Year. Sometime in the next 10 months I will be participating as a candidate in Canada’s 42nd federal election. My goal, which I am sure is no surprise to my readers, is to become the Member of Parliament for the riding Markham-Stouffville.

Today would be a good day to make some resolutions for my potential political future, so here’s a list of some of my political resolutions for 2015. I hereby resolve to…

  1. Be honest
  2. Be fair
  3. Be generous
  4. Listen first
  5. Think
  6. Act on commitments
  7. Return unkindness with kindness 
  8. Accept criticism with grace 
  9. Remember the most vulnerable
  10. Read widely
  11. Stay creative
  12. Make time for family

What do you think? What’s missing on this list? Leave a comment below or send me a note.

I hope you will help by holding me accountable to these resolutions. I have high hopes for what I can accomplish this year – with the help of many colleagues, wise advisors and a big team of volunteers. I want to remain true to my values and loyal to my objectives.

Would you like to get involved in my campaign? Please sign up here as a volunteer.

Here’s hoping for a great year ahead!

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Discussion - 8 Comments
  1. MOM

    Jan 01, 2015  at 8:37 AM

    13. Make stained glass!

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    • Jane

      Jan 01, 2015  at 8:37 AM

      Haha – yes, that too.

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  2. Andrew Muller

    Jan 01, 2015  at 8:37 AM

    The highest priority for all Canadians should be to bring down the cynical, mean-spirited, anti=rational and ideologically driven Harper government. What are you doing to prevent your party, the NDP and the Greens from splitting the vote and delivering us into the hands of this monster for four more years?

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    • Jane

      Jan 02, 2015  at 8:37 AM

      Thanks Andrew for your comment. You’re absolutely right that we need change. I’m convinced that the Liberals have put together the best team to lead Canada. In our riding of Markham-Stouffville, we’re working to assure voters that I am the singularly strong alternative to the current status quo. I would be pleased to hear your thoughts on how we can attract more voters as we prepare for this year’s election. You can reach me at http://janephilpott.ca/contact/.

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  3. Geralde Reesor-Grooters

    Jan 02, 2015  at 8:37 AM

    I would add:
    13. Be YOU and STAY YOU.
    I am always wary of what politics can do to people, but I firmly believe that if anyone can remain honest, trustworthy and ethical, it is you Jane.

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    • Jane

      Jan 02, 2015  at 8:37 AM

      Thanks, Geralde. I’ll be depending on you to keep me accountable!

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  4. Pat Borden

    Nov 07, 2015  at 8:37 AM

    I am impressed with your on-line presence and with your list of New Years Resolutions.
    I know that you are only one person in a big machine but I am very concerned that all the help still goes to people with money. If you can afford to put money in an RESP the government will give you money. If you can afford to buy RRSPs the government will give you a tax break. If you can afford to put money in a TFSA the government will make it tax free and help you hoard that money. When will there ever be any help for the working poor, living payday to payday, who can’t afford these purchases?

    Number 13 should be:

    Help the working poor and the truly needy.

    Looking forward to hearing of you doing wise and compassionate things as a minister in our new government!

    Pat Borden

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  5. Eileen

    Nov 07, 2015  at 8:37 AM

    Hello Jane,
    Firstly congratulations, you are on the right track for sure ,be true to yourself and never underestimate the power of compassion,love & prayer..

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