Ontario Liberal leadership candidate coming to Cornwall

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By Nick Seebruch
Ontario Liberal leadership candidate coming to Cornwall

CORNWALL, Ontario – Ontario Liberal Party leadership candidate Michael Coteau will be coming to Cornwall for a meet and greet at King George Restaurant on Montreal Rd. on Sunday, Nov. 17 at around 5:30 p.m.

Coteau has been MPP for the Don Valley East riding in Toronto since 2011. Under the government of Kathleen Wynne Coteau held multiple cabinet positions including Minister of Citizenship and Immigration, Minister of Tourism, Minister of Youth Services and Minister for Social Services.

So far in the leadership race Coteau has promised to move towards free public transit to help fight climate change.

Coteau announced his run for the Liberal Leadership in June, in his announcing press release he took aim at Progressive Conservative Premier Doug Ford.

“Doug Ford says kids today aren’t worth the cost. That’s his message—Ontario doesn’t value you. I was that kid who was told someone like you doesn’t matter,” said Coteau. “And now, someone like me is taking a stand.  The biggest waste we face in Ontario is the waste of human potential. Doug Ford is in it for tax breaks to the wealthy and big corporations—and cuts for everyone else. I’m in it for children and families, our future.”

Coteau is currently facing four rivals for his party’s leadership including former Education Minister Mitzie Hunter, former Transportation Minister Steven Del Duca, Kate Graham, who ran unsuccessfully for the London North riding in the 2018 election and is an instructor at Western University, and Alvin Tedjo, who ran unsuccessfully in the Oakville North-Burlington Riding in 2018 and is a former Liberal Party staffer.

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