Experience. That’s the difference Progressive Conservative leadership candidate Christine Elliott says makes her the right person to head into the upcoming election.
She made a stop in Trenton on Sunday afternoon at the Trent Port Marina and didn’t sugar coat how much work is ahead of her.
Elliott says the new leader has to hit the ground running as once the leadership race is over, there will only be about 60 days left before the June election.
With Patrick Brown now running for the leadership as well, Elliott says she is maintaining her focus on her campaign and taking down the Liberal government.
She told the crowd that together they will win Ontario back for the Progressive Conservatives as the future of Ontario is at stake.
When asked about the cracks starting to show within the party because of the leadership election, she stuck to her guns and says she’s running for the things Ontarians want.
She also told the crowd the new health hub they have been working towards in Quinte West will continue to be supported by her, which led to a standing ovation by the crowd.
Health care was the hot topic as many questions were asked regarding what she would do about the health hub, as well as getting doctors to rural communities and getting Trenton a dialysis unit.
Elliott told the crowd she supports all the work that has been done in the area and she absolutely would support the health hub going forward.
Another topic brought up was the Green Energy Act.
She told the crowd, their plan is to not only look into the contracts and see if they can be mitigated, but also look into the salaries of the CEOs.
Elliott also said their plan is to bring down hydro costs by 12%.
When it comes to climate change, she says they want to be fiscally responsible while also being environmentally responsible.
She says they can do that in a way that doesn’t need to involve taxes.