LOCAL PC MPP READY TO GET BEHIND DOUG FORD 3/12/2018 1:58:58 PM
The MPP for Renfrew Nippissing Pembroke is calling his new party leader the next Premier of Ontario. Over the weekend, Doug Ford was elected the new leader for the Ontario Progressive Conservatives, who now turn their focus to the June election. MPP John Yakabuski says the province needs a new government.
Yakabuski says even though he had been supporting Caroline Mulroney in the leadership race, he still has full confidence in Doug Ford and what he brings to the table. The governing Liberals and the New Democrats have panned Ford as a step backwards for the Tories, accusing him of currying favour with the party's socially conservative elements. The provincal election is set for June 7th.