Mulroney seeks support in Haliburton County
|By Mark Arike - Staff Writer | March 8, 2018
Ontario PC leadership candidate Caroline Mulroney stopped in at the Haliburton Legion on Monday afternoon to gain the support of local party members. About 75 people attended the event to meet Mulroney and hear about her priorities.
“I believe it’s time to be bold,” said Mulroney. “I believe it’s time to be fresh. I believe it’s time to offer something different and new to the people of Ontario.”
The 43-year-old mother of four is the daughter of Brian Mulroney, the 18th prime minister of Canada. Mulroney has spent most of her career in the private sector, working in finance and law. She started a charity that benefits homeless and at-risk women and girls. She put her name forward because she “loves living here” and wants to ensure her children can do the same. In an interview, Mulroney said she felt it was important to talk to the people of Haliburton.
“It matters that the person who wants to lead the party gets a chance to speak to all the members of the party. Also, I want to be premier [so] I need to know local issues that really matter,” she said. Mulroney is the only candidate who has visited the area. Also vying for the leadership are Christine Elliot, Doug Ford and Tanya Granic Allen. Local MPP Laurie Scott has endorsed Elliot. The deadline for PC voters is noon on Friday.
MARK ARIKE is a reporter for The Highlander.