Kitchener-Waterloo

MPP Michael Harris endorses Christine Elliott in PC leadership race

Kitchener-Conestoga MPP Michael Harris and two PC candidates in the upcoming provincial election — Amy Fee in Kitchener South-Hespeler and Mary Henein Thorn in Kitchener Centre — have announced they'll support Christine Elliott in the PC leadership race.

Two Waterloo region PC candidates also say Elliott has their support

Christine Elliot has earned the support of three local PCers - one MPP and two candidates - in her bid to be the next leader of the party. (CBC)

Three Waterloo region politicians have announced they'll support Christine Elliott in her efforts to become the next leader of the Ontario Progressive Conservatives.

Kitchener-Conestoga MPP Michael Harris, along with Kitchener South-Hespeler candidate Amy Fee and Kitchener Centre candidate Mary Henein Thorn announced their endorsements Wednesday morning.

Elliott, a former MPP, is currently in the running to be the next leader against lawyer Caroline Mulroney and former Toronto councillor Doug Ford.

They are running to replace Patrick Brown, who stepped down amid allegations of sexual misconduct while he served as an MP.

In a join statement, Harris, Fee and Henein Thorn said Elliott is an "accountable leader who is committed to Ontario families and taxpayers."

Would-be candidates have until Feb. 16 to register. The new leader will be announced March 10. 

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