PC CAN­DI­DATE AMAN­DA SI­MARD WISHES BON VOYAGE TO MPP GRANT CRACK

Le Reflet (The News) - - ACTUALITÉS | NEWS - GREGG CHAM­BER­LAIN gregg.cham­ber­lain@eap.on.ca

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.”

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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.

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