The following is a statement from Ontario PC Leader Patrick Brown on the nomination of Sylvia Jones as the Ontario PC candidate for Dufferin-Caledon:
“I congratulate Sylvia Jones on her nomination as the Ontario PC candidate for Dufferin-Caledon.
“I have had the privilege of working closely with Sylvia through her work as Deputy Leader, where she has proven herself to be a hardworking and integral member of the Ontario PC Caucus.
“In the Legislature, Sylvia serves as the Ontario PC Caucus’ Critic for Children and Youth Services, where she has been the leading voice against the Liberal government’s short-sighted cuts to autism funding. It was in large part because of Sylvia’s hard work that the government reversed their cuts to autism therapy funding for children older than five. Sylvia has also proven herself to be an effective legislator, introducing a number of Private Members’ Bills that have become law.
“For a decade Sylvia has represented her constituents with passion, and I know she will continue her hard work in her community and at Queen’s Park through to 2018 and beyond.
“After 13 years in power, life is harder under the Liberals. Ontarians are faced with skyrocketing hydro rates, cut after cut to health care services, and Liberal scandal, waste and mismanagement is making life increasingly unaffordable.
“I look forward to continue working alongside Sylvia as we spread our positive message of change and a more prosperous future with the residents of Dufferin-Caledon and the province.”