Statement from Ontario PC Leader Patrick Brown on the nomination of Dave Smith

“I congratulate Dave on his nomination as the Ontario PC candidate for Peterborough-Kawartha.

“Dave is a long-time conservative volunteer and community activist. As the father of three children in university and a manager at an education software company, Dave understands the importance of preparing students for the jobs of today and tomorrow.

“He is actively involved in the community as a member of the Kinsmen Club of Peterborough, and previously served on the City’s Community Investment and Grants advisory committee. Dave is also a driving force in the Peterborough hockey community, and was chosen as Sports Personality of the Year by the City of Peterborough in 2014.

“Dave loves Peterborough, and I know he will be a tireless fighter to make life more affordable for Peterborough-Kawartha families.

“After 14 years in power, life is harder with the Liberals. Ontario families are working harder, paying more, and getting less. It’s time for a change. Only the Ontario PC Party will put hardworking families first, and make sure they pay less and get ahead.

“In Peterborough-Kawartha and across the province, the Ontario PC Party will continue to work hard for a better future. I look forward to working with Dave as we share our message of change for the better.”