Two of Eastern Ontario’s most well-known and respected Conservatives have thrown their support behind the leadership campaign of Peter MacKay. Leeds-Grenville-Thousand Islands and Rideau Lakes MPP, Steve Clark, and former Senator Bob Runciman announced last week that they are endorsing MacKay as the next Leader of the Conservative Party of Canada.
“At a time when Canadians are looking for strong leadership to steer our nation through an unprecedented health and economic crisis, I’m proud to endorse Peter to lead our party into the next election,” said Steve Clark. “His experience and ability to connect with and relate to everyday people from coast to coast sets him apart from any other candidate. Knowing Peter as I do, I believe he is the strong and proven leader that Conservatives and Canadians need in these uncertain times.”
“I’ve known Peter for many years and had the opportunity to work closely with him during my time in the Senate. I like him and admire him,” said Bob Runciman. “He is undoubtedly the most qualified candidate to lead the Conservative Party and to be Canada’s next Prime Minister. And, on top of that, he is a warm, friendly, caring, genuine people person.”
The deadline to purchase a membership to be eligible to vote in the leadership race is May 15.