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Mulroney Stops in Owen Sound

Owen Sound | by Vanessa Culbert  

Caroline Mulroney addressed over 100 supporters at Shorty's Grill Thursday afternoon

A Tory Leadership Candidate made a stop in  Owen Sound.

Caroline Mulroney addressed over 100 supporters at Shorty's Grill Thursday during her road swing across the region which included stops in Blyth, Collingwood and Caledon.

Mulroney tells Bayshore Broadcasting News she supports the moratorium on school closures.

She adds, they need to make sure kids in rural areas are not bused to communities far away.

When asked about making schools community hubs in order to keep them open, Mulroney says she would consider looking at it but is not familiar with those projects.

The liberal plan is to build 5,000 new long term care beds over the next 5 years, however Mulroney would build 30,000 in the same time frame

Mulroney says the liberals have "made a mess " of the hydro system with the green energy act.

She says the act needs to be scrapped, and contracts need to be looked into to make sure structure problems are fixed .

Mulroney says that includes wind turbines.

Late last year, Shorty's Grill announced they would be adding a 9.5 per cent service fee to customers' bills to make up for minimum wage going up.

The fee was never added.

Mulroney says she was unaware of that when choosing Shorty's to visit.

She says the fact that businesses are struggling to keep up with rising costs and are passing those costs on to consumers is not surprising 

Mulroney says the majority of business owners she spoke to are not against raising minimum wage, but are against the way it was done.

Her five priorities are high quality affordable child care ,restoring the PC party , making life more affordable in Ontario , supporting Ontario seniors and creating more and better jobs.

Conservatives have until noon Friday to decide who they want as a new leader Caroline Mulroney, Christine Elliott, Doug Ford or Tanya Granic Allen.

Elliott made a stop in Owen Sound February 23rd, while Tanya Granic Allen lives in Wellbeck, north of Durham.

The new leader will be announced on Saturday.

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