Residents in the Parry Sound-Muskoka riding have a major thing on their minds: Broadband.  And NDP candidate for the riding, Matt McCarthy says his party recognizes this need.

McCarthy says a lot of the issue has come down to the confusion between urban and rural areas.

McCarthy says there’s been too much talk, it needs to get done as soon as possible.

McCarthy is up against incumbent Conservative Tony Clement, Liberal Trisha Cowie, Green Party GLen Hodgson, Canada Action Party Gordie Merton, and Marxist-Leninist A.G. Smith.  The federal election is coming up this October 19th.