Parks throws support back behind Elliott
Thunder Bay-Superior North candidate joins Sault Ste. Marie and Sudbury counterparts in endorsing Christine Elliott to lead Ontario Progressive Conservatives after Patrick Brown exits race.
A local Ontario Progressive Conservative candidate is back in the camp of the party leadership race’s most experienced contender.
Derek Parks, who has been nominated to run for the party in Thunder Bay-Superior North, on Tuesday said he is joining Sault Ste. Marie MPP Ross Romano and Sudbury candidate Troy Crowder in endorsing Christine Elliott to lead the party in June’s election.
Elliott promised to the three Northern Ontario candidates she would adopt Brown’s pledge to double the Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation’s annual budget to $200 million and remove the $5 million cap per project, Parks said.
“By taking that, and ensuring what Patrick had contributed would be followed by Christine Elliott, I figured that was the best out of the situation we’d been given,” Parks said. – Tbnewswatch
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Why does Tbnewswatch believe that anyone in Thunder Bay gives a shit who Derek Parks supports?
…Elliott promised to the three Northern Ontario candidates she would adopt Brown’s pledge to double the Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation’s annual budget to $200 million and remove the $5 million cap per project, Parks said….
He threw his support to Elliott back on February 8, 2018! Less than three weeks ago! Supported her for a whole week. No mention of the $200 million budget and the removal of the $5 million cap then BUT NOW, nine days after changing his support back to Brown, he is supporting Elliott…again because of a big pile of some of that sweet, sweet NOHFC cash? He held back his support this time but not last time? Now why is that? What changed?