Progressive Conservative Party Leader John Tory today welcomed the announcement of three Ontario by-elections saying they will give voters an opportunity to send a message to the McGuinty Liberals.Nomination meetings:
"These by-elections will give Ontarians an opportunity to punish Dalton McGuinty for his lack of leadership and countless broken promises," said Tory. "Ontarians are reeling from the biggest tax increase in Ontario history and Dalton McGuinty's biggest broken promise. His lack of leadership on the major issues facing Ontarians has seen 80,000 manufacturing jobs lost across Ontario over the past year; an alarming increase in violent crime; and an energy sector plunged into chaos."
The Ontario PC Party will be fielding three strong by-election candidates who will be nominated this weekend:
"On March 30 voters in three different ridings across the province will be able to send an message to Dalton McGuinty that we're tired of his promise-breaking, unaccountable government," said Tory. "Ontarians deserve strong and competent leadership from elected officials who will do what they say they will do."
- In Nepean-Carleton, former Conservative aide Lisa MacLeod will be the candidate.
- In Toronto-Danforth, Greek restauranteur Georgina Blanas will be the candidate.
- In Whitby-Ajax, there is a contested nomination between Christine Elliott and Ian McNeil.
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Date: Saturday, March 4th, 2006 at 10am
Candidate for Nomination: Lisa MacLeod
Date: Monday, March 6th - Registration: 7pm, Meeting begins at 7:30pm
Location: Estonian House, 958 Broadview Avenue (map)
Candidate for Nomination: Georgina Blanas
Candidates for Nomination: Christine Elliott and Ian MacNeil
TO BE ELIGIBLE TO VOTE AT A NOMINATION MEETING YOU MUST BE A MEMBER IN GOOD STANDING OF THE ONTARIO PC PARTY AND OF THE LOCAL RIDING ASSOCIATION.