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PC leader says Orazietti 'is the first in a long line of Liberal MPPs who will jump ship before 2018 election'

Local PC candidate Ross Romano and Ontario NDP leader Andrea Horwath also chime in on the resignation
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FILE PHOTO L-R: MPP Vic Fedeli, city councillor Ross Romano and Ontario PC leader Patrick Brown speak immediately after a photo op for the PC caucus meeting in Sault Ste. Marie. Kenneth Armstrong/SooToday

NEWS RELEASE

PATRICK BROWN
ONTARIO PC LEADER

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“On behalf of the Ontario PC Party, I thank David for his years of service to our province as a MPP and a Cabinet Minister, and wish him the very best in the next chapter of his life and career. 

“Minister Orazietti’s resignation is a reflection of the tired, self-interested government that has held onto power for 13 long years. This is the first in a long line of Liberal MPPs who will jump ship before the 2018 election. 

“An experienced lawyer and a city councillor since 2014, Ontario PC candidate Ross Romano has served the Sault Ste. Marie community for years. We look forward to working tirelessly to spread our positive message of a more prosperous Northern Ontario with the people of Sault Ste. Marie.” 

The following is a statement from Ross Romano, Ontario PC Candidate for Sault Ste. Marie: 

“I am proud to represent the Ontario PC Party in Sault Ste. Marie and to share our vision for a more prosperous Northern Ontario. 

“This upcoming by-election in Sault Ste. Marie will be an opportunity to send Premier Kathleen Wynne a strong message. After 13 years, life’s harder under the Liberals. Skyrocketing hydro bills have driven families into energy poverty and businesses out of the province. Cut after cut to our health care services have meant patients are languishing and waiting for care, and Liberal scandal has meant billions of taxpayer dollars have been wasted. 

“The Ontario PC Party will work hard to earn the trust of the people of Sault Ste. Marie and to hold the Wynne Liberals accountable. I look forward to working hard for the opportunity to represent my constituents’ best interests at Queen’s Park.”

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The following is a release by Andrea Horwath, Ontario NDP leader:

“On behalf of Ontario’s New Democrats, I want to congratulate David Orazietti for more than a decade of public service as the Member of Provincial Parliament for Sault Ste. Marie. While we didn’t always see eye-to-eye on matters of policy, I respect his commitment to his constituents and to his community. We wish David the very best in his future projects.”

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