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“She’s the ideal 21st Century candidate”

Senator Marjory LeBreton lauds healthcare advocate for entering politics.

June 29, 2016 – More than 200 people crowded the Kanata Golf and Country Club reception room last night for the launch of Dr. Merrilee Fullerton’s political career and her bid for the Ontario PC nomination in the new riding of Kanata-Carleton.

The local healthcare advocate and retired family physician is a strong candidate for the Progressive Conservatives and, according to Senator Marjory LeBreton, “Merrilee is exactly the kind of person we need in public life.”Steve Madely, renowned Ottawa talk show host and journalist served as master of ceremonies for the launch event. He told the crowd, “It is very good to have someone of Merrilee’s quality speaking out in our community, representing our shared values as conservatives. It bodes well for the new leader Patrick Brown and his efforts to have new, quality candidates.”

Merrilee Fullerton told her supporters she is running to represent her home because the Wynne Liberals have pushed Ontario to a tipping point. “Liberal waste and spending scandals are harming our future…the opportunities for our children and grandchildren.” she said. “Ontario is paying $1 billion a month just on the interest on the Liberals’ debt is money that is desperately needed for healthcare, education and transportation.”

“Kathleen Wynne is undermining vital areas of investment that would improve our opportunity, productivity, and quality of life. We are at a tipping point! Ontario’s debt problem cannot be resolved until we start to return to more reasonable spending habits and less waste.”

Merrilee Fullerton spoke of her commitment to her home, “Contributing and giving back are important to me. I am grateful for being able to live in this riding, raise my family here and work here. I have many good friends and happy memories in this community. We must create the same positive opportunities for the next generation and make it possible for them to want to be part of Kanata-Carleton.” Fullerton added, “This is the right time to be putting my name forward to represent the people of my home riding.”

In introducing her, Senator Marjory LeBreton outlined Merrilee Fullerton’s accomplishments in her medical career & community involvement. LeBreton observed, “I see her as “the ideal 21 st Century candidate”. Articulate. Thoughtful. Diligent. In speaking with her, you know her to be intelligent and respectful – and she is genuinely caring. Merrilee is exactly the type of person you’d want to represent your best interests at Queen’s Park.”

No date has been set for the Ontario PC nomination meeting in Kanata-Carleton. The Ontario provincial election will take place in 2018.

Merrilee Fullerton’s address can be read here.

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