Ontario PC Leader Patrick Brown highlights Northern Ontario’s potential during a visit to Thunder Bay

Published on November 08, 2017

This morning, Ontario PC Leader Patrick Brown was in Thunder Bay to share his vision for Northern Ontario.

“I’ve had the pleasure of visiting Northern Ontario 30 times since I was elected Leader of the Ontario PC Party. The North has so much to offer. From beautiful landscapes to a dynamic population, the North truly has limitless potential,” said Brown. “Unfortunately Northern Ontario has been little more than an afterthought to Kathleen Wynne, and lately we’ve seen the Liberals’ complete disregard for Northern Ontario shining through.”

Brown pointed to MPP Lou Rinaldi’s recent comment referring to Northern Ontario as a “no man’s land,” and the fact that Wynne Liberal cabinet minister and Thunder Bay-Atikokan MPP Bill Mauro was “indifferent” about northern representation on an important government body.

“Kathleen Wynne and the Liberals might not think northern representation is important. But, let me tell you, the Ontario PCs do,” added Brown. “We want to ensure your voice is heard. Because for 14 years Liberal policies have left Northern Ontario families working harder, paying more and getting less.”

Brown highlighted the Ontario PC’s consultation process which gives Northern Ontarians an exclusive opportunity to vote on policy resolutions that impact the region.

“The Ontario PCs have made the North a priority since day one, and will continue to do so,” concluded Brown.