Clement declares his bid for Tory leadership
Former Conservative cabinet minister Tony Clement, who grew up on Hamilton’s West Mountain between 1965 and 1972 where he attended James MacDonald school, declared Tuesday that he’s running for the leadership of his party. It’s not the first time he has pursued the job. Clement tried in 2004 when the Canadian Alliance merged with the Progressive Conservatives to form the current Conservative party, but he finished third to Stephen Harper, who led the party until last fall. In addition to choosing a battleground Toronto-area riding to make his inaugural campaign address, he also livestreamed it on Facebook.