FORT FRANCES – Politics – Anthony Leek, the 2011 Ontario Liberal candidate and Kenora-Rainy River Provincial Liberal Association President, has been acclaimed as the official candidate for the Ontario Liberal Party in Kenora-Rainy River. Leek will now challenge incumbent MPP Sarah Campbell and Progressive Conservative candidate Randy Nickle.
“I am humbled by this endorsement to fight for a balanced approach for the people of Kenora-Rainy River, and represent our exciting new premier Kathleen Wynne’s commitment to the North,” said Leek. “The way forward for Kenora-Rainy River clearly lies in Kathleen Wynne’s proven ability to find common ground and find real solutions to the challenges we face.”
Ontario Liberals Chose Anthony Leek in Kenora
Born in Fort Frances, Leek has lived in Emo for most of his life. He was elected the Vice-President (Northern Region) of the Ontario Liberal Party in September 2012. He has been a councillor in the Township of Emo since October 2010 and is currently Deputy Mayor.
Progressive Conservative candidate Randy Nickle states, “I am proud of our Northern plan. It puts the priorities of the North first. I am excited with this policy that understands that the status quo is not working. It recognizes the important role we will play to make Ontario a ‘have’ province once again. Sharing of the taxes garnered from the resources in the North truly underlines that the North has been heard. With these changes the possibilities for diversification and growth are truly unlimited”.
Sarah Campbell won in 2011, continuing the NDP stewardship of the Kenora Rainy River riding following Howard Hampton the former NDP Leader.
“Ontario Liberals understand that our challenges here in the North are crucial for the prosperity of all Ontarians,” Leek said. “That’s why as your Ontario Liberal candidate I’ll fight for a balanced approach to healthcare, education, infrastructure, and social programs; a fair society that’s fiscally responsible; and a strong North that attracts jobs and investment of all kinds.”
Anthony earned a B.A. in History and Native Studies from the University of Manitoba, as well as a Bachelor of Education from Lakehead University. He has also worked as an educator in the Rainy River District over the past four years.
“The people of Kenora-Rainy River have shown real commitment to the Ontario Liberal Party over the past twenty months,” added Leek. “I am committed to work hard every day to represent the vision of a fair, prosperous, and fiscally-responsible society; to earn the trust of this vast and remarkable region; and to represent our people at Queen’s Park.”