Miller supports Elliot in race to replace Hudak as next PC leader of Ontario
QUEEN’S PARK — Ontario PCs have thrown their leader under the campaign bus and the deputy leader want to drive it with Norm Miller a passenger.
Wednesday morning, Parry Sound – Muskoka MPP Norm Miller joined with PC caucus colleagues in supporting Christine Elliot, MPP for Whitby – Oshawa, as she announced her entrance into the race to become the next Leader of the Ontario PC Party.
“After the June 12th election, voters sent our party a clear message. The Ontario PC Party needs a leader to rebuild and take the Party in a new direction. With her vision for combining fiscal conservatism with social compassion, I believe that Christine Elliot is that leader,” said Miller, who stood shoulder-to-shoulder with the widow of the late federal finance minister Jim Flaherty.
Both Flaherty and Elliott ran for the same job in the past — he twice and she once, the last leadership race when she lost to Tim Hudak, who she pointedly did not mention in Wednesday’s announcement.
“Christine Elliot is the experienced, hard-working Leader that the Ontario PC Party needs” concluded Miller.
Along with Miller, PC MPPs Laurie Scott, Sylvia Jones, Jeff Yurek, Todd Smith, Bill Walker, and Michael Harris have put forward their support of Elliot.
Hudak is stepping down next Wednesday when Premier Kathleen Wynne recalls the legislature for a throne speech and to pass the same budget that was rejected by Hudak and the NDP Leader Andrea Horwath that sparked the election that won the Liberals a majority goverment going back.
And who said the election wouldn’t change things?
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