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. 

“In addition to his years of public service, Greg is a practicing lawyer and advisor specializing in natural resources, indigenous, and health matters, and has lived and worked in Indigenous communities across Northwestern Ontario. Serving on the board of directors of Noront Resources, Greg understands the importance of moving forward with the Ring of Fire, a once in a lifetime economic opportunity for the North. 
 
“After 14 years in power, life is harder under the Wynne Liberals. Northern Ontario families are working harder, paying more, and getting less.
 
“The Wynne Liberals have treated Northern Ontario as a ‘no man’s land.’ It’s time for a change. Only the Ontario PC Party will put Northern Ontario first, and make sure hardworking families pay less and get ahead.
 
“In Kenora-Rainy River and across the province, the Ontario PC Party will continue to work hard for a better future. I look forward to working with Greg as we share our positive message of change for the better.”