Ontario Progressive Conservative leader Patrick Brown is making a big pitch to win seats in northern Ontario.
He stopped in Kenora yesterday as he partnered with Kenora’s Chamber of Commerce to talk about small business concerns, health care and jobs.
“Any excuse I have to come and visit the area, I’ll come visit. I’m excited by the potential up here, and the incredible growth in the PC party. I’m here to talk about how we’re going to get northern Ontario back on track. I want to create an environment where businesses can hire again, grow again and invest again. Small businesses are struggling to keep their heads above water right now, I want to be there to support them,” he said.
Brown then spoke about his party’s chances in the area. The Opposition Leader at Queen's Park is hoping to end 14 years of Liberal government at Queen's Park.
“I’m very optimistic that we can win in Kenora, and our party’s chances in northern Ontario. We’re the ones saying that we’re going to get the hydro rates down, clean up the ethical messes in Queen’s Park, we’re going to make sure that there’s value for your money, we’re going to end the waste. After fourteen long years, people are struggling in northern Ontario. I am tired of waiting,” he said.
Voters are expected to go to the polls next June. Brown was last in Kenora in August of 2016.