“The Ontario PCs are relieved to know that college students will be heading back to the classroom early next week. Since day one, the Ontario PCs have been the ones standing up for students.
“At the very beginning of the dispute, we called for the Wynne Liberals to step in and bring both sides to the table. The Liberals waited until the very last minute, and only once it became a massive political problem, to get involved.
Statement from Ontario PC Leader Patrick Brown on the nomination of Greg Rickford in Kenora-Rainy River
“I congratulate Greg on his nomination as the Ontario PC candidate in Kenora-Rainy River.
"Greg brings exceptional experience to our modern, inclusive, and pragmatic PC team. For seven years he served as the federal representative for Kenora, in addition to responsibilities such as Minister of Natural Resources and Minister of State for Federal Economic Development Northern Ontario Region. Greg has spent years being a passionate voice for the North, and I know he would continue his hard work at Queen’s Park.
Statement from Ontario PC Leader Patrick Brown on the nomination of Derek Parks in Thunder Bay-Superior North
“I congratulate Derek on his nomination as the Ontario PC candidate in Thunder Bay-Superior North.
“Born and raised in Thunder Bay, Derek is a long-time Northern Ontario activist and champion. Derek has extensive experience working in both the environmental and mining sectors, including within the Ring of Fire. He will be a strong champion for getting this once in a lifetime economic opportunity moving.Read more
“Under Premier Kathleen Wynne’s watch, we have witnessed the longest college strike in Ontario’s history. Over 500,000 students have been caught in the crossfire.
“I called for action at the beginning of the strike to bring both sides back to the bargaining table. Kathleen Wynne could have stepped in earlier to fix this, starting on October 15. Instead she waited weeks before weighing in. This is unacceptable.
Kathleen Wynne allowed strike to continue for record lengths
Today Patrick Brown, Ontario PC Leader, issued the following statement:
“This is now the longest college strike in Ontario history. Kathleen Wynne has allowed it to drag on at 24 public colleges across the province, affecting over 500,000 students who have been caught in the crossfire.Read more