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Jim Wilson elected as Interim Leader of Ontario PC Party

(July 2nd, 2014) Jim Wilson, veteran PC MPP for Simcoe-Grey; has been elected by Ontario PC Caucus Members to take on the role of Interim Leader of the Ontario PC Party.  His commitment to fellow PC MPPs includes his desire to empower individual Members in decision making and ensuring fairness for MPPs seeking the role of Leader.

Other key PC Caucus positions confirmed today include John Yakabuski, MPP Renfrew-Nipissing-Pembroke who will continue his role as Whip, and Steve Clark, MPP Leeds-Grenville who will take on the role of PC House Leader.




“I am very pleased to take on the interim leadership of the PC Party.  We have a very united caucus and are looking forward to holding the government to account.”

-- Jim Wilson, Ontario PC Interim Leader


“My job is a caretaker role.  I will not be creating any major policy. I know we will have a lot of good candidates for Leader in the race and my job will be to make sure they’re highlighted and the talents of the caucus are highlighted. I remain humble, and will administer things behind the scenes, and keep things together in the interim period.”

-- Jim Wilson, Ontario PC Interim Leader


“We’re going to be Progressive Conservatives, it will be up to our leadership candidates to bring forward policy and set the new direction for the Party.”

-- Jim Wilson, Ontario PC Interim Leader




    • Jim Wilson was first elected to the Ontario Legislature September 1990
    • He has served as an Opposition Critic; a Caucus Officer; a Deputy Speaker;  Minister of Health, Minister of the Environment; Minister of Energy, Science and Technology and Minister of Northern Development and Mines.



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