Record Number Of Women Candidates
TORONTO, Sept. 2, 2011 /CNW/ - The Ontario Liberals are the first party
with candidates nominated in each of the province's 107 ridings - the
most prepared, most-energized and most-determined party for the
provincewide campaign set to start next week.
"When the Premier appointed me Campaign Chair for our party 10 years
ago, he charged me with making our team represent the real face of
Ontario," said Greg Sorbara, MPP - Vaughan. "In this election we have
the strongest team of candidates we've ever had, representing people
from all walks of life and every corner of the world."
Ontario Liberals have nominated a record 42 women candidates. Each
election, all parties commit to targets, except the other parties do
not follow through.
"I have no doubt we'll be welcoming even more women to our caucus in our
third term as government," Sorbara said. "Ontario Liberals will
continue to strengthen the voice of women in provincial affairs."
"The Ontario Liberals are the only party with a plan to build the
world's best-educated workforce, give our families the best health care
and help Ontario be the leading North American destination for
clean-energy investments and jobs," said Kathleen Wynne, MPP - Don
The Hudak PCs have $14 billion of unspecified cuts to education and
health in their platform. The disappointing NDP platform would put a
crushing $9 billion of new taxes on the Ontario businesses that create
jobs. The opposition would take our economy off track and kill tens of
thousands of jobs.
SOURCE Ontario Liberal Party
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