O’Leary Joins Conservative Leadership Race
Prince George, B.C. – Another contender has joined the race to become the next leader of the Conservative Party of Canada.
Businessman, writer and media personality Kevin O’Leary is now one of 14 candidates looking to succeed interim leader Rona Ambrose.
O’Leary – who doesn’t speak French – made it official today, one day after the party’s French language debate in Quebec City.
He said he decided to take the plunge out of concern for the country’s economic fortunes.
“He (PM Trudeau) doesn’t know what he’s doing and that feeling of failure is permeating everything in this country as it slowly grinds to a halt economically,” said O’Leary in a Facebook post.
O’Leary added his goal was to achieve three per cent economic growth annually to help pay for things important to Canadians – like health care, education and the military.
He also said it’s important Canada “pivot” politically considering Donald Trump’s election as president-elect of the United States.
“He’s told us that he wants to take America in a brand-new direction and it means that we have to pivot, we have to be competitive. While he’s lowering taxes, we’re raising them. While he’s eliminating carbon taxation, we’re making it even more expensive to operate businesses.”
The Conservative Party will choose their next leader May 27.