Cornwall ON – The worst kept political secret was let out of the bag Wednesday afternoon at the Best Western PLUS Parkway Inn & Conference Centre in Cornwall Ontario as Pat Finucan announced his intentions to seek the Liberal nomination for SD&SG in the upcoming Provincial election.
So far his competition is former Cornwall Ontario City Councilor Mark A MacDonald who recently ran for Mayor of Cornwall; losing to incumbent Bob Kilger.
Mr. Finucan announced that he’s running as a “Fiscal Conservative” and hit many high points during his presentation. He shared his focus on Education as a tool for growth; strong values when it comes to the Environment, but mostly to wanting to continue the good works of current MPP, Jim Brownell who was present at the announcement.
It was an interesting crowd that came out to support and listen to Mr. Finucan speak including Cornwall Councilors Denis Carr and Denis Thibault. It was interesting that Councilor Clement did not attend as she’s refused to categorically state that she will not be putting her name forward for the Liberal nomination.
Peter Gault on Mr. Finucan
Currently there are two candidates on running for their party nominations for both the Liberals and Conservatives. No NDP, Green, or Independent candidates have stepped forward as of yet.
Mr. Finucan’s Announcement Part 1