It was a big event for Conservative Party candidate Philip Lawrence – Andrew Scheer visited Cobourg. It started with some people gathering at Philip’s office on King Street at around 6:00pm last night – then everyone walked to the Lions’ Pavilion in Victoria Park. At around 6:30, Conservative leader Andrew Scheer arrived and gave a short speech to the crowd. His first comment was to answer the question – “what’s it like to have a 5th child?” He quipped “picture yourself drowning and someone tosses you a baby!”. He then went on with campaign comments starting with “We can’t afford another 4 years of Justin Trudeau”. He said that Justin was not as advertised. He talked about some of his campaign promises – more, with photos, below.
In the crowd of maybe 70 was MP Erin O’Toole and I’d guess, all of Philip’s campaign team. Local media were represented as well as the National media including CBC and CTV. One of the photos below shows Erin signing David White’s Campaign cap (he’s the local Conservative EDA Vice President).
Andrew said that he would make life more affordable, that as Prime Minister, the very first piece of legislation would be a repeal of the carbon tax and replace it with a better plan; he would cancel the GST on home heating and restore ethics and responsibility.
Andrew came across as warm and at ease with the crowd as did Philip. See links below for info on the other candidates.
He then mingled with the crowd which included some young families then went on to do some door knocking on Bay Street.
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- Federal Election – updated info on all Candidates plus other useful election info.
[Note the NDP do not yet have a Candidate]