More prominent Ottawa residents provide testimonials for Fullerton in Kanata-Carleton
April 6, 2018 – The retired family physician and health care advocate picks up more impressive endorsements as Merrilee Fullerton’s campaign in Kanata-Carleton continues to gain momentum in the last months before June’s provincial vote. Dr. Merrilee Fullerton received public expressions of support today from a former Liberal candidate, a prominent Chinese businessman and a local business executive.
Dr. Roly Armitage needs no introduction to Ottawa area Liberals, though what he is saying these days the Liberals will want to hear. Dr. Armitage is publicly endorsing Merrilee Fullerton:
“I, Dr. Roly Armitage, have been a life-long Liberal. I ran for the provincial seat against Norm Sterling in 1987 and just came short 13,400 to Norm’s 13,700 votes. This time I am totally disgusted with Wynne and her party for several reasons. I am impressed with the status and background of Dr. Merrilee Fullerton, the conservative candidate in our riding. My support and vote goes to Merrilee. She will make a great representative for Kanata-Carleton.”
Mr. Riven Zhang, accomplished business owner and prominent member of the Ottawa Chinese community, is publicly announced his support for Merrilee Fullerton. “Dr. Merrilee Fullerton is a phenomenal candidate with the right combination of compassion and intellect. She is the exact kind of person we need as our representative for Kanata-Carleton and our City of Ottawa.”
Mr. Zhang observed, “I think most people – certainly all business owners – recognize that Kathleen Wynne’s Liberals have made a terrible mess of the Province and need to be replaced. It is good to see qualified and earnest candidates like Dr. Fullerton stepping forward. She has both experience and the insight of an outstanding community leader. With Dr. Fullerton’s distinguished medical career, I can think of nobody better qualified to help fix the health care blunders made with our hospitals, long term care and community health services.”
Ottawa business executive MaryAnn Lamb is President of Coopers & Woodrow, formerly a partner of PricewaterhouseCoopers Ottawa office and, in 20017, she stepped forward to become president of the Kanata-Carleton PC riding association. She too is complimentary of the life experience and skills Dr. Fullerton brings to her candidacy. “Merrilee is a hardworking, forward thinking individual who truly believes that Ontario deserves a better Government and is very able to take up the challenges of representing the interests of this community at Queen’s Park.”
Ms. Lamb adds, “Merrilee consistently demonstrates the highest standards of professionalism and integrity, combined with a discerning mind and caring spirit. But more than that she is a warm and sincere woman, mother and wife. She is an individual for whom I have the greatest respect and I look forward to her leadership as a Member of our Provincial Parliament.”
In response to these endorsements, Dr. Fullerton says, “I am thrilled to have the confidence of community and business leaders like Roly, Riven and MaryAnn. I look forward to seeking their advice and working with them to make sure Kanata-Carleton is well represented at Queen’s Park.”
Ontarians vote for their new provincial government on Thursday, June 7, 2018. Dr. Merrilee Fullerton is the PC candidate in the riding of Kanata-Carleton, comprising of the City of Kanata and the Township of West Carleton.