March 29, 2017 – The Ontario Progressive Conservative Party has approved the nomination candidacy of Dr. Merrilee Fullerton for the new riding of Kanata-Carleton, which is comprised of the City of Kanata and township of West Carleton. Ontario P.C. Party Headquarters gave her the “green light” to stand as a candidate at the riding’s nomination meeting yet to be announced this Spring.
“Merrilee is a respected and formidable candidate who will win in this restructured, largely urban riding of Kanata-Carleton,” says Colin McSweeney, Dr. Fullerton’s campaign manager. “Merrilee lives in this riding, has raised her family here, and has served residents as a family physician. She knows the community and will be an excellent representative of its interests.”
Many local conservatives have spoken out in support of Dr. Fullerton. Thom Bennett, a prominent eastern Ontario P.C. fundraiser comments, “Merrilee is a star candidate for our Party, a new face to represent our rejuvenated Progressive Conservatives under our new Leader Patrick Brown.”
Read about Dr. Fullerton’s history in this community.
“I’m pleased to have the approval of the Party and Leader Patrick Brown,” Merrilee Fullerton said. “I would be honoured to carry the Ontario PC banner into the next election against Wynne’s Liberals. It’s critical that things change in Ontario and I want to ensure residents of Kanata-Carleton will have a positive, effective voice pressing their concerns at Queen’s Park.”