The following is statement from Ontario PC Leader Patrick Brown:
“On behalf of the Ontario PC Party, I thank David for his years of service to our province as a MPP and a Cabinet Minister, and wish him the very best in the next chapter of his life and career.
“Minister Orazietti’s resignation is a reflection of the tired, self-interested government that has held onto power for 13 long years. This is the first in a long line of Liberal MPPs who will jump ship before the 2018 election.
“An experienced lawyer and a City Councillor since 2014, Ontario PC candidate Ross Romano has served the Sault Ste. Marie community for years. We look forward to working tirelessly to spread our positive message of a more prosperous Northern Ontario with the people of Sault Ste. Marie.”
The following is a statement from Ross Romano, Ontario PC Candidate for Sault Ste. Marie:
“I am proud to represent the Ontario PC Party in Sault Ste. Marie and to share our vision for a more prosperous Northern Ontario.
“This upcoming by-election in Sault Ste. Marie will be an opportunity to send Premier Kathleen Wynne a strong message. After 13 years, life’s harder under the Liberals. Skyrocketing hydro bills have driven families into energy poverty and businesses out of the province. Cut after cut to our health care services have meant patients are languishing and waiting for care, and Liberal scandal has meant billions of taxpayer dollars have been wasted.
“The Ontario PC Party will work hard to earn the trust of the people of Sault Ste. Marie and to hold the Wynne Liberals accountable. I look forward to working hard for the opportunity to represent my constituents’ best interests at Queen’s Park.”