Clement acclaimed as CPC candidate for Parry Sound-Muskoka
PARRY SOUND-MUSKOKA – Was there any question?
Despite some niggling flack and baggage from the G8 Summit in Huntsville with ‘gazebo-gate,’ which heaped scorn and ridicule on him and the riding, MP Tony Clement has the confidence of his party’s local riding association. His continued infusion of cash has insured that.
CPCs have his back.
At least those who could challenge him as standard-bearer for the right.
Clement will represent the Conservative Party of Canada in the riding of Parry Sound-Muskoka in the 2015 federal election.
He was the lone candidate to put his name forward for nomination to the local Electoral District Association (EDA), said the party Tuesday.
Nominations closed last week.
“It is my honour to continue to serve Parry Sounders and Muskokans in Ottawa, and I am committed to working hard to maintain their trust and confidence,” said Clement, in news release from the party.
“With this acclamation, I want to thank the local EDA nominating committee for its vetting and due diligence efforts, and for accepting my candidacy at the close of the nomination process.”
Clement was first elected in 2006 by the narrowest of margins — about two dozen votes — over former Liberal MP Andy Mitchell.
Along with serving Parry Sounders and Muskokans in the House of Commons, Clement has also held various cabinet portfolios since first being elected, and currently serves as President of the Treasury Board.
His dedication to public service spans three decades.
During his eight years as an Ontario MPP he held prominent cabinet positions in the Ontario government, including minister of health and minister of the environment.
He also ran for the provincial party leadership against the late Jim Flaherty, and Clement also was an original mover and shaker with the former Alliance Party of Canada, which helped put an end to the original Conservative party of Canada’s first prime minister Sir John A. Macdonald.
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