The following is a statement from Ontario PC Leader Patrick Brown on the nomination of Jim McDonell as the Ontario PC candidate for Stormont-Dundas-South Glengarry:
“I congratulate Jim McDonell on his nomination as the Ontario PC candidate for Stormont-Dundas-South Glengarry.
“Since his election in 2011, Jim has proven himself to be a dedicated and hard-working member of our Ontario PC team. Aside from being a strong representative for his constituents, Jim is also currently serving as the regional caucus chair for Eastern Ontario.
“Within the Legislature, Jim has served in a number of important critic portfolios, including Government and Consumer Services, and Children and Youth Services. He has also advanced a number of issues he is passionate about and that are important to his constituents, including one of his recent Private Member’s Bills, which would have allowed Ontarians aged 16 and 17 to access services from their local Children’s Aid Society if their family is unable to provide them with needed care.
“After 13 years in power, life is harder under the Liberal government. Electricity prices are skyrocketing because of Wynne Liberal scandal and waste, driving families into energy poverty and businesses out of our province. Cuts to health care has meant our most vulnerable are left waiting for desperately needed care, and taxpayer dollars continue to be wasted on scandal after scandal.
“I look forward to working with Jim to spread the Ontario PC Party’s positive message of change in Stormont-Dundas-South Glengarry and across the province.”