Cle­ment declares his bid for Tory lead­er­ship

The Hamilton Spectator - - CANADA & WORLD -

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.

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