In a media release dated February 22, 2007, Ward Ten Councillor Paul Van Meerbergen has announced his intention to run for the federal Conservative nomination in London North Centre in anticipation of an upcoming election. Since his election to council in 2003, Van Meerbergen has been an absolutely consistent proponent of tax and spending reduction and private property rights on council, often standing alone in opposition to municipal waste, unnecessary capital projects, budget tax and spending increases, and needless bylaws that encroach on individual and property rights. Two years ago, Van Meerbergen authored a proposal to reduce municipal taxation by $1,000 per household. As the only voice on council that has fought to reduce the size and scope of local government, Van Meerbergen's unique contributions to municipal politics would be sorely missed in London, but his seeking of the nomination would also be a significant opportunity for Canadians as individuals and taxpayers to be allowed to advance their own interests.
Today, City Councillor, Paul Van Meerbergen announced he is running for the Conservative nomination in the electoral district of London North Centre in anticipation of upcoming national elections.