Making Ontario Affordable Top Priority For Ontario PC's Christine Elliott

One of the Ontario PC Party leadership hopefuls is vowing to make Ontario affordable.

Christine Elliott met with party supporters Friday morning at the Lumberjack.

The former MPP and deputy party leader says she doesn't agree with the carbon tax, she wants to invest more funding, about $1.9-billion, into mental health and wants to delay the next hike in the minimum wage until there are further consultations with small business owners.

"We can't afford four more years of the Wynne Liberals," she says. "As much as all of us as party members want to win, Ontario actually needs us to win."

Voting has begun to pick the party's next leader which will be announced March 10th.

"Once June 7th comes and goes, if we are able to form government which I truly hope we will, then we need to start looking at making Ontario more affordable for people who live here. There are things across the board from repelling the Green Energy Act, to getting people's hydro bills down."

As for the four candidates vying for the party's top job, Elliott says she has been elected four times and has been an MPP for nine years.

She believes her experience gives her an edge over the other candidates because she will be ready to go on day one on March 11.


Christine Elliott speaks to a supporter. March 2, 2018 (Photo by AM800's Teresinha Medeiros)

In the past two years, Elliott has been the Patient Ombudsman in the province.

This is her third run for leadership of the Ontario PC party.