PC leadership not ready for prime time

QUEEN’S PARK — The Ontario Progressive Conservative Party leadership fiasco is a stark reminder of the sad state of politics at Queen’s Park.

“Ontario doesn’t want a Trump style government that denies the climate crisis and fails to grasp the challenges of the 21st century,” said Green Party of Ontario leader Mike Schreiner. “People are also tired of Liberal scandals. It is time for a new way of doing politics that puts people first. Greens across Canada are delivering real change, and we are ready to deliver real change for Ontario.”

The election of Doug Ford as PC leader is a sad reminder of how far we still have to go find honest solutions to the climate crisis and rising levels of inequality. This is not a time for, as defeated candidate Caroline Mulroney mentioned, policy on the back of a napkin.

“The entire PC leadership fiasco has shown Ontario that this version of the PC party is not ready for prime time. We need honest solutions that work for people, not anger and divisiveness,” said Schreiner.

“The united front that all PC candidates showed against market solutions to the climate crisis is a sure sign that the party is not ready to govern and is clearly out of touch with the majority of Ontarians. Ford’s rhetoric about carbon pricing being a job-killer is false and dishonest politicking,” added Schreiner.

The Green Party does politics differently. Mike Schreiner is on a mission to bring honesty, integrity and policies that put people first to Queens Park. It’s sorely needed now more than ever.