Elliott visits Cornwall

Nick Seebruch
Elliott visits Cornwall
Ontario PC Leadership candidate Christine Elliott speaks to a luncheon at the Ramada Inn on Wednesday

CORNWALL, Ontario – Ontario PC Party leadership hopeful Christine Elliott stopped at the Ramada Inn in Cornwall on her way to a debate in Ottawa on Wednesday, Feb. 28.

The lunch time appearance at the Ramada was packed with those hoping to hear her speak and was organized by Stormont, Dundas and South Glengarry MPP Jim McDonell, who has endorsed Elliott for his party’s leadership.

“I like the experience she has and that’s what the others don’t have,” said McDonell.

Christine Elliott is competing for the party leadership against Caroline Mulroney, Doug Ford and Tanya Granic Allen. Elliott served in the Ontario legislature for nine years and was at one-point Deputy Leader.

“It comes down to experience,” she said. “We don’t have time for a leader in training.”

In her address at the Ramada Inn on Wednesday, Elliott highlighted her experience as a financial auditor.

“As a former bank auditor, I want to be the auditor that cleans up the mess of the Wynne Liberal government,” she said.

Elliot also outlined some of her policies if she leads the Conservatives to victory in the June 7 election. She promised that she would reduce the personal income tax by 22 percent, focus on improving healthcare and increasing the number of long-term care beds in Ontario and promised to fight the federal government on their proposed carbon tax.

“I believe that we can have policies that are both economically responsible and environmentally responsible,” she said.

Elliot also said that she would not enact the one-dollar jump in the minimum wage next year that would bring the rate to $15 an hour.

Elliott faces off against her fellow candidates in a debate in Ottawa. This will be the last debate before the final vote for the leadership on March 10.

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