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Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Huron-Bruce Tory MPP Optimistic, Ahead Of Prov. Election

Huron-Bruce | by Fadi Didi  

Progressive Conservative Lisa Thompson says party remains committed to defeating Wynne Liberals.

The Progressive Conservative MPP for Huron-Bruce is optimistic, ahead of this year's scheduled provincial election.

Lisa Thompson says the Tories are government-ready for the June 7th vote, despite a massive shakeup in party leadership.

Last week, former PC leader Patrick Brown resigned his post, following allegations of sexual misconduct by two women.

Progressive Conservative President Rick Dykstra is the latest to leave his post, while the party's Executive Director has also been fired, and its former Chiefs of Staff re-assigned.

Thompson says the Tories were quick to act when the misconduct allegations were brought to light.

PC MPP Vic Fedeli has been named interim leader of the party, while caucus members decide on a timeline for electing a permanent leader in the coming election.

Fedeli has also announced several critic portfolio changes.

Thompson will remain as Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation Critic, and will also take on the role of Caucus Chair and a member of the Fund Board.

Fedeli will be announcing changes this Friday to the PC workplace violence and harassment policies.

According to Thompson, the allegations and party shakeup have not shifted the focus of PC elected officials in toppling the majority Liberal government at Queen's Park.

Former Toronto councillor Doug Ford has officially announced he will run to lead the Ontario Progressive Conservative's in this June's election.

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