PC CANDIDATE AMANDA SIMARD WISHES BON VOYAGE TO MPP GRANT CRACK
Amanda Simard wished good luck for Grant Crack as he steps down as the MPP for Glengarry-Prescott-Russell. She had less kind words for Crack’s possible replacement as the Liberal candidate and her potential rival in the June provincial election.
“I want to thank Grant Crack for his many years of public service and I wish him the best of luck in his new endeavours,” Simard stated in an email.
Simard is the Progressive Conservative candidate for the riding and was asked for comments regarding Crack’s sudden announcement that he would not stand for reelection this year and the rush now to field a new Liberal candidate.
“That being said,” Simard stated, “I can understand his choice not to want to defend Kathleen Wynne's Liberal record, tainted by scandals, waste, mismanagement, tax hikes and exorbitant hydro rates. No matter who will be Kathleen Wynne's representative in Glengarry-Prescott-Russell following the nomination, we are confident that Ontarians are ready for a change of government.”
Simard then took aim at Pierre Leroux, the one declared potential candidate to replace Crack as the Liberal choice on the GPR ballot. Both Simard and Leroux sit on Russell Township council with himself as mayor and herself as a councillor.
“On the potential Liberal nomination candidate’s comments that it’s not about Kathleen Wynne or Doug Ford, but about the people of GPR,” stated Simard, “if he actually cared about the people of Glengarry-Prescott-Russell, he wouldn’t be running for a premier who’s spent the last decade making life harder and more expensive for us. Under Kathleen Wynne and the Liberals, life has become unaffordable. We're paying more at the pumps because of their cap-and-trade scheme, more on our hydro bills because of their ill-informed energy policies, and more in taxes. If he would be in it for the people, he wouldn't be running for Kathleen Wynne's Liberals. He’s only in it for himself.”
Amanda Simard, la candidate progressisteconservatrice de Glengarry-PrescottRussell, souhaite bonne chance à Grant Crack. Mais elle a critiqué Pierre Leroux qui tente de succéder à Grant Crack en tant que candidat libéral.