A few days ago, Patrick Brown, the leader of the Provincial Conservatives, released his election platform and his first stop on his campaign tour was on Monday night in Port Hope. Organized by the Progressive Conservative candidate, David Piccini, the Town Hall meeting was short, open to everyone and NOT a fundraiser. The meeting was in the gym at the Port Hope High School and was well organized with a full house of about 150 people. Patrick spoke about his “People’s Guarantee” and kept the tone constructive with little of the negativity we associate with politicians. His platform has five points and after explaining those in some detail, he opened up the floor for questions.
Most of the questions were about business and the cost of hydro but there was a pointed question about whether he would consider amalgamating the Catholic and Public School boards; his response was that it was not in his “People’s Guarantee” (his platform) so would not be something he would be considering. When asked about how his promises would be paid for, he responded that it would be by eliminating waste and given the amount of waste, that it would be easily achieved.
He said that if he could not achieve all the promises in his “People’s Guarantee”, that he would not stand for a second four years. He said that he is putting everything on the line in committing to the Five Guarantees and that all PC Candidates had also signed up to this commitment.
There were lots of young people in David Piccini’s team as well as the traditional older supporters. This follows the trend of the Federal campaign with the youthful Adam Moulton but David is a quite different person and has good appeal across the spectrum.
Previous news items about David Piccini
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