A grand slam afternoon in Kitchener South–Hespeler with Canada’s next Prime Minister Andrew Scheer.
I brought Andrew to KR3 Bats in Hespeler, where renowned, pro grade baseball bats are being produced in a village rich with history in manufacturing.
Owners Ross and Rachel (a father-daughter duo) share a heritage with my family, as the Keeso sawmill in Listowel supplied hardwoods dating back to the 1950s to Hespeler-St.Mary’s Wood Specialties Ltd. for the making of world-class baseball bats and hockey sticks.
KR3 is a shining example of a small, family business that relentlessly pursues excellence in their field, powered by hard-working Canadians in a small town.
Small businesses like KR3, and the people they employ, are who a new Conservative government led by Andrew Scheer will compete hard for, whether through our newly announced policies for small businesses that reduce taxes and red tape, or through measures such as:
– The Children’s Fitness Tax Credit, allowing parents to claim up to $1,000 per child in sports, with an additional $500 for children with disabilities.
– The Green Homes Tax Credit, allowing Canadians to save up to $3,800 on their renovations each year for 2 years.
– A Universal Tax Cut, saving families over $850 per year.
Because that’s what it’s all about: Helping Canadians to get ahead.
Thank you to Rachel and team for welcoming us today; For continuing our shared legacy; And for making Hespeler, our riding, and Canada proud.