Nicholls: My Seat Not In Jeopardy

Chatham-Kent-Essex MPP Rick Nicholls at Chatham-Kent Police Chief Gary Conn`s Swearing-In Ceremony (Photo by Jake Kislinsky)

The MPP for Chatham-Kent-Essex says Thursday’s visit to Chatham by Premier Kathleen Wynne was just a photo op.

Rick Nicholls says the premier’s visit should signal to most people that the election campaign is underway.

When asked if his seat is in play, Nicholls answered he doesn’t feel it’s in any jeopardy.

“Do I feel that my seat is in jeopardy? They would like to take as many seats from the Conservatives as they possibly can. With everything that’s going on with this government right now. ┬áNo, I don’t think it’s in any trouble at all,” says Nicholls.

Kathleen Wynne’s Press Secretary says the premier’s goal is to visit every riding in Ontario by the end of the year.

But Nicholls says there’s no doubt the campaigning is officially underway.

“Well, I would have to say yes because less than ten months from now there will be an election and the only poll that counts is the one that’s going to happen on June 7th, 2018 and that’s when the people of Ontario will decide which party they want and as a result who their premier will be,” Nicholls says.

Nicholls says the premier’s visit was a fishing expedition that won’t bear any fruit.

“My concern is that she’s made promises in the past. So, I’ll leave it to your listening audience to determine whether or not this was just a photo op or will there be fruit coming out of this,’ says Nicholls.