March 11, 2018 – Dr. Merrilee Fullerton was in Markham yesterday participating in the Ontario PC convention that selected Doug Ford the PC Party’s Leader. Doug Ford will lead the Progressive Conservatives into the June 7 Ontario election.
More than 64,000 PC members voted in an online Party Leadership contest that took place over a two month period. Doug Ford was victorious on a third ballot count over contenders Christine Elliott, Caroline Mulroney, and Tanya Granic Allen.
“I have sent congratulations to Doug on his successful campaign and look forward to working with him,” says Merrilee Fullerton. “I have also congratulated our other leadership candidates who provided Ontarians and our PC Party a real choice in style and substance. I commend Caroline Mulroney who ran a positive campaign, offering a fresh perspective on the issues facing Ontarians. I think this whole leadership process has better focused and prepared all of us for what is at stake in this upcoming election.”
“With Doug at the head, the PCs offer Ontario a responsible and compassionate alternative to Kathleen Wynne’s Liberals. Our Party is united in our task of addressing Ontario’s challenges with the economy, heath care, and so many other areas where families and businesses are challenged after the 15 years of successive Liberal Governments.”
“The election cannot come soon enough,” says Fullerton.
She observes, “Over the course of the PC leadership contest, Ontarians saw the strength of our Party and they have responded positively with support and donations. We had more than 64,000 members vote in this leadership. Our Party’s fundraising rose 10%, volunteers rose 20% and people asking for lawn signs were up 45%. Our Party is ready and stronger than ever to enter into this Ontario election.”
“I look forward to the next three months, to continuing my conversations with Kanata-Carleton residents about the issues that matter most in our community. The response I have been receiving at the doors and at community events has been very positive. It is time for a change and I am offering a positive voice that can effectively represent the interests and concerns of the people of Kanata-Carleton at Queen’s Park,” says Merrilee Fullerton.
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Dr. Merrilee Fullerton