Caroline Mulroney speaking to a crowd at the Holiday Inn Point Edward during her campaign trail in the PC Party Leadership race. March 3, 2018. (Photo by Colin Gowdy)

Mulroney Visits Point Edward

Ontario PC Party leadership hopeful Caroline Mulroney made a stop in Sarnia-Lambton during her campaign trail Saturday afternoon.

Around 150 people attended the meet-and-greet style gathering at the Holiday Inn Point Edward to listen to Mulroney speak about a need for change in the province.

She says the private sector in Sarnia-Lambton will benefit with her at the helm.

“We’ve got to look at private partners to build the infrastructure we need. Government cannot pay for everything and government should not pay for everything, and that’s why a different kind of approach is timely,” says Mulroney. “The government has been making it very difficult for businesses across this province, so we’ve got to start working with them cooperatively.”

The former Toronto lawyer and businesswoman arrived a little behind schedule at 2:37 p.m. She joked saying she should change her slogan from “Let’s Get It Done” to “Better Late Than Never.”

Mulroney then spent the next hour speaking to and fielding questions from a relatively older Sarnia-Lambton crowd.

She laid out her five priorities for what she’ll focus on as Premier which were families, restoring confidence in the Conservative Party, lowering taxes, stopping the carbon tax and creating better jobs.

Many local politicians attended including Sarnia-Lambton MPP Bob Bailey and MP Marilyn Gladu, Lambton-Kent-Middlesex MPP Monte McNaughton, former Lambton-Kent-Middlesex MPP Marcel Beaubien and Sarnia City Councillor Dave Boushy.

McNaughton and Bailey are both supporting Mulroney’s bid to become the next PC Party leader.

Online voting is currently underway until March 9 with the new leader being announced on March 10.