The following is a statement from Ontario PC Leader Patrick Brown on the nomination of Todd Smith as the Ontario PC candidate for Bay of Quinte:
“I congratulate Todd Smith on his nomination as the Ontario PC candidate for the new riding of Bay of Quinte.
“First elected in 2011, Todd has been an incredibly important member of our Ontario PC team. He has proven himself time and time again to be a hard-working MPP who is deeply passionate about his constituents. This is evidenced by Todd’s incredible work advocating for Sagonaska Demonstration School which led to the Wynne Liberals backing down from their plans to close the school. As the Ontario PC Caucus’ critic for the Hydro One fire sale, Todd has exposed the Wynne Liberals’ reckless plan that will result in even higher electricity bills.
“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’m very excited to continue working alongside Todd as we spread our positive message of change and a more prosperous future with the people of Bay of Quinte and Ontario.”