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Only northerners to debate and vote on northern policy at PC Convention: Brown
October 27, 2017

With the Ontario PC policy convention one month away, Leader Patrick Brown is announcing that only Northern Ontario members can debate and vote on a number of regional specific policy resolutions.

“Ontario is a diverse province, but there is no region more unique than the North. That’s why I strongly believe that northerners should have the final say on some of the major issues specific to the region,” said Ontario PC Leader Patrick Brown.

There are 139 resolutions to be voted upon by party members, with 10 dedicated to Northern issues. This is the only region or group with special voting privileges in the policy convention.

“From boosting broadband access to improving local infrastructure, the north has challenges that are unique to the rest of Ontario. I’ve always said that this great region and it’s people have incredible potential. I hope that this will be one step forward towards realizing it.”

Brown made the announcement while visiting Sudbury with PC Candidate Troy Crowder.

“Every time Patrick Brown visits Sudbury, I’m reminded how much he cares about this community. Together we’re building a team that will bring the North back to the table in decision making in Ontario,” said Crowder. “The fact he’s visited the region 29 times since being elected leader speaks to his commitment.”

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