KENORA – POLITICS – Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer was in Kenora-Rainy River on Friday. A campaign-style rally and lunch were hosted at the Whitecap Pavilion on the Kenora waterfront. The rally was hosted by the Kenora riding EDA and Conservative candidate Eric Melillo.
It was not Scheer’s first visit to Kenora as the Conservative leader has made the road trip from his Fort Qu’Appelle riding to Ottawa. Also attending the rally were Thunder Bay-Superior North Conservative candidate Frank Pullia and Thunder Bay Rainy-River Conservative candidate Linda Rydholm.
Scheer also stopped by Lake of the Woods Brewing Company, Ye Olde Chip Truck and Quesada Restaurant alongside local candidate Eric Melillo.
In an 18-minute speech frequently interrupted by applause, Scheer highlighted his plan to scrap the carbon tax which will lower the price of gasoline and the cost of home heating.
“In Northern Ontario, cars and home heating aren’t luxuries they’re a necessity,” states Scheer. Families depend on cars to get to and from work and to pick their kids up from hockey. Many seniors depend on affordable natural gas to heat their homes in the cold winters.”
“Unfortunately, Justin Trudeau’s carbon tax scheme makes all of this more expensive,” said Scheer. “A Conservative Government will not only scrap Justin Trudeau’s carbon tax but also take the GST off of home heating bills.”
Scheer also took aim at the Trudeau Liberal record on job creation. “There is so much potential across the North. We need to harness this potential to not only create jobs here in the North but across the province and country,” added Scheer. “Justin Trudeau has failed to develop once in a lifetime resources, like the Ring of Fire, and let-down our forestry sector. Not only that, but the recently passed Trudeau Liberal Bill C-69 will shut down responsible resource development across the North.”
“Justin Trudeau promised he would be different, but clearly he is not as advertised. He has governed from Ottawa with a heavy-hand and ignored important Northern Ontario voices,” finished Scheer. “I look forward to electing a Conservative MP in Kenora-Rainy River, and in ridings across the North, to provide a strong Northern voice at the table in a future Conservative Government.”
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