The following is a statement from Ontario PC Leader Patrick Brown on the nomination of Steve Clark as the Ontario PC candidate for Leeds-Grenville-Thousand Islands and Rideau Lakes:
“I congratulate Steve Clark on his nomination as the Ontario PC candidate for Leeds-Grenville-Thousands Islands and Rideau Lakes.
“Since he was first elected in 2010, Steve has been an incredible member of our Ontario PC team. I have had the honour and the privilege of working closely with Steve through his work as our Deputy Leader, and he has proven himself to be a tireless worker who cares deeply about his constituents.
“During his time at Queen’s Park, Steve has been a strong voice for accountability – standing up against Wynne Liberal scandal and corruption during the Sudbury by-election. He has also been a fighter for the taxpayer, successfully preventing the expansion of the Municipal Land Transfer Tax.
“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 business 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 Steve to spread the Ontario PC Party’s positive message of change in Leeds-Grenville-Thousands Islands and Rideau Lakes and across the province.”