It’s down to last few days of campaigning, ahead of Thursday’s provincial by-election in Niagara-West/Glanbrook.
19 year old Conservative hopeful Sam Oosterhoff was joined by party leader Patrick Brown on Monday morning as they position soaring hydro rates as the #1 issue.
The pair sat down with Tony Macri, the owner of the Grimsby Diner, who is struggling with 25 to 30% bill increases.
Macri notes that because he’s serving breakfast and lunch, he doesn’t have the option of cooking during non-peak hours.
Oosterhoff adds that the crisis comes up at “every single door” because it affects “small business owners, large business owners, young families all the way up to seniors on fixed incomes”.
The main candidates to replace Tim Hudak are Oosterhoff, the NDP’s Mike Thomas and Liberal Vicky Ringuette.