PC MPP Anticipates Big Changes

C-K-E provincial Progressive Conservative Rick Nicholls. May 14. 2014 (Photo by Trevor Thompson)

Chatham-Kent-Essex MPP Rick Nicholls figures his party is in for some big changes in the year ahead.

The Progressive Conservatives will choose a new leader in May and Nicholls has thrown his support behind Patrick Brown, currently the member of parliament for Barrie. “Regardless of who that leader is, we need to rally behind whoever he or she will be,” he says. “We are a party that needs to redefine itself.”

Nicholls admits his party’s loss in the June 12 provincial election was a low point in 2014. He says he’s eager to work with the grassroots formulating new policies in the years before Ontarians go back to the polls in 2018.

As for working with the Wynne government, Nicholls confesses it won’t be easy with a Liberal majority.

As for personal highlights, Nicholls remembers the introduction of his Private Members bill that will make video evidence admissible in court against those charged with illegally passing school buses.