TORONTO—Ontario Progressive Conservative (PC) Leader Doug Ford appointed candidates for the 11 remaining ridings without candidates last weekend, among them Algoma-Manitoulin.
“Help is on the way,” PC leader Doug Ford said in a press release. “We are only 47 days away from defeating Kathleen Wynne’s government and giving Ontario the change it needs.”
“We have a strong team of candidates who are committed to delivering change that works for the people,” Mr. Ford continued. “It’s time for a government that respects the taxpayer, a government that keeps its promises and puts money back into your pockets.”
In Algoma-Manitoulin, Little Current’s Jib Turner has been appointed as the PC candidate. Mr. Turner previously held the position of Algoma-Manitoulin riding president and he has run in the last two elections.
Mr. Turner is the fifth-generation owner of Turners of Little Current Ltd. Jib and his wife Debbie were the recipients of the 2017 President’s Award for Economic Development from the Elliot Lake and District Chamber of Commerce, where they also have a store.
Incumbent NDP candidate Michael Mantha will be hoping to win his third term in Algoma-Manitoulin on June 7 while Honora Bay’s Justin Tilson will once again be carrying the Green Party banner for the riding. The Northern Ontario Party’s Tommy Lee is running in Algoma Manitoulin while the Liberal Party, as of press time Monday, had yet to announce its candidate.