10 Ontario MPPs endorse Erin O’Toole for Leadership of the Conservative Party of Canada

 

 

Ten Ontario PC MPPs announced today their endorsement of the Honourable Erin O’Toole to become the next Leader of the Conservative Party of Canada. This brings O’Toole’s total endorsements to 39, including 19 MPs, 7 former MPs, 10 MPPs, 1 former Conservative Premier, 1 current PC Party leader, and 1 former leadership candidate. View the full list here: https://erinotoole.ca/endorsements/

 

Quotes:

 

“Erin O’Toole has been a great regional ally. He understands the needs of his community and finds creative solutions to meet those needs. He respects the diversity of perspectives within the Conservative Party and purposefully brings people who think differently together to form the best teams. That’s the kind of leadership we need to win the next election.” Lorne Coe, MPP for Whitby-Oshawa

 

“As a northerner, it is very important to me that the next Leader of the Conservative Party of Canada understands rural and northern issues. Erin O’Toole has demonstrated that he is committed to improving healthcare access in northern Ontario and across northern Canada. He has committed to keeping northern communities safe by doubling defence spending with targeted northern initiatives. And most importantly, he has committed to ending the Liberal jobs crisis across Canada. I am excited to join Team O’Toole. He is the leader Canada needs.” – Vic Fedeli, MPP for Nipissing

 

“As a proud veteran of our Royal Canadian Air Force and the former Minister of Veterans Affairs who is equipped with critical private sector experience, Erin has consistently developed and championed the Conservative principles to lead our Party – and Canada – in the right direction. I’m convinced Erin’s proven ability to connect with Canadians on issues that matter will help build our Party toward victory in 2019. #JoinTheMission.” – Michael Harris, MPP for Kitchener-Conestoga

 

“Erin O’Toole is a hard-working, bright, pragmatic, fiscal conservative; just the kind of Leader the Conservative Party of Canada needs to build support across our country to win government. I had the pleasure of working with Erin’s father, John, at the Ontario legislature and have since come to know Erin. He is a fine person that I am proud to support.” – Norm Miller, MPP for Parry Sound-Muskoka

 

“Erin O’Toole is a man I have great respect for.  As a leader, he not only puts family first but he has served Canada extremely well by serving with the Royal Canadian Air Force, therefore knowing and understanding what families go through when a loved one commits to serving his/her country.  As a former Federal Minister, Erin has developed policies of importance to my riding, including promoting the agricultural economy.  He understands the challenges and the crisis everyday Canadians face in the areas of energy, health care and education.  Erin O’Toole is the person our Conservative party needs.  He is the person who will listen to others, take forth good ideas and make them stronger for the betterment of Canadians.  I believe Erin relates well to the grassroots and he will lead with integrity, compassion, remain focused on what is best for Canada and has the courage to stand tall against world leaders that oppose our Canadian values.” – Rick Nicholls, MPP for Chatham-Kent-Essex

 

“Erin shows a lot of the qualities I admire in his father, and he has built on that character with his own experiences. I have great respect for his military service and the way he handled the Veterans Affairs file federally. I also respect that he takes the time to personally address matters hands on. He uses his position to help every day Canadians, not himself. He has demonstrated that in my community, and in countless communities across Canada. That’s the kind of leadership we need.” – Randy Pettapiece, MPP for Perth-Wellington.

 

“From countryside to cityscape and coast to coast to coast, Erin’s values and priorities resonate with Canadians. Service – to Canada and his constituents – is innate for Erin, and I admire that. I find him to be well-informed, focused and authentic – exactly the type of Leader Canada needs to grow its prominence on the world stage. I am proud to stand with Erin and whole-heartedly support his bid for the CPC Leadership.” – Lisa Thompson, MPP for Huron-Bruce

 

“Both Erin and I grew up in small town Ontario. We were raised with many of the same values, including the importance of family, service to community, and hard work. While Erin has a long list of impressive professional accomplishments, he also remains authentic and humble, which makes him relatable to so many Canadians. That’s the kind of leadership we need for our Party’s future.” – Laurie Scott, MPP for Haliburton-Kawartha Lakes-Brock

 

“Erin has served our country as a decorated Veteran (RCAF), he has served the people of Canada and the riding of Durham as MP, and is a proud husband and father. He has proven experience of successful leadership guided by solid principles, integrity and dedication, and he cares about people. He wants to make Canada a better place to work, live and play, and I believe he is the right person at this time to engage people and lead the Conservative Party of Canada. I am proud to be on his team.” – Bill Walker, MPP for Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound

 

“Erin’s commitment to Canada and its citizens has been demonstrated by his willingness to serve in both our armed forces and elected office. His experiences have served to broaden his understanding of the needs of our party and our nation. His exceptional communication skills and ability to work with others make him our best choice for leader as we prepare to defeat the Liberals in 2019. I’m very pleased to be part of his team.” – John Yakabuski, MPP for Renfrew-Nipissing-Pembroke

 

 

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