Statement from Interim Ontario PC Leader Vic Fedeli:
“I congratulate Chief Clifford Bull on his nomination as the Ontario PC candidate for Kiiwetinoong. Chief Bull is the first candidate to ever be nominated in this new riding, which has a majority Indigenous population.
“Chief Bull is a great addition to our already experienced, modern, inclusive, and pragmatic PC team. As Chief of Lac Seul First Nation since 2006, Chief Bull has been a champion for not only his community, but all First Nations communities.
“Lac Seul is one of the largest reserves in Northwestern Ontario, and as a result, Chief Bull has a wealth of experience fighting and standing up for the far North.
“His dedication and effectiveness is reflected in the strong working relationships he has forged between local municipalities such as Sioux Lookout. These sorts of partnerships will be essential for Kiiwetinoong’s future MPP.
“Chief Bull understands the importance of public service, and brings a strong sense of unity to the community.
“After 15 years in power, life is harder with the Wynne Liberals. Ontario families are working harder, paying more, and getting less. In Northern Ontario, the Wynne Liberals have treated the region as a ‘no man’s land,’ and our Indigenous communities have been left behind. It’s time for a change.
“In Kiiwetinoong and across the province, the Ontario PC Party will continue to work hard for a better future. I look forward to working with Chief Bull as we share our positive message of change with Ontarians.”
Statement from Chief Clifford Bull:
“I am honoured to represent the Kiiwetinoong community as the Ontario PC candidate.
“For too long, Kathleen Wynne and the Liberals have abandoned the people of Northwestern Ontario. Under this government’s watch we’ve seen our Treaty Rights ignored, our economy has struggled, and families and seniors struggle to access the health care they depend on.
“As your MPP I would fight for better education and employment opportunities for our youth, a healthy and thriving natural resources sector, and better roads to ensure people can travel to and from work safely.
“For years I have been proud to represent my community, and as your MPP I would be a strong voice that ensures Kiiwentinoong is heard and not forgotten.”