MP Michael Chong Endorses Ches Crosbie for PC Leader
St. John’s, NL (January 22, 2017) – Today, MP Michael Chong is endorsing Ches Crosbie in his bid for the leadership of the Progressive Conservative Party of Newfoundland and Labrador.
“Ches Crosbie is a principled, passionate Progressive Conservative who has demonstrated the ability to lead with integrity and honesty. I’m pleased to endorse him,” said Chong.
“I’m confident that Ches will be able to lead the PC Party to victory in the 2019 provincial election and, while working effectively with his federal counterparts, will grow the economy in Newfoundland and Labrador.”
Michael Chong has served as the MP for Wellington—Halton Hills since 2004, and is the Shadow Minister for Infrastructure, Communities and Urban Affairs. He served as a federal cabinet minister from 2006-2008, before becoming the only member of the Harper government to resign from cabinet on a question of principle. Chong later ran for leadership of the Conservative Party of Canada in 2017, placing fifth overall out of thirteen candidates.
The next leader of the PC Party will be selected during their party convention scheduled for April 27-29, 2018. Residents must sign up with the party by January 28, 2018 in order to vote for their choice of leader.
Communications and Policy Advisor