Local MP throws hat in ring for Conservative leadership

Marilyn Gladu says she's 'excited' to formally enter the race to replace Andrew Scheer

Local Member of Parliament Marilyn Gladu is hoping to replace Andrew Scheer as Conservative leadership as she formally announced her candidacy on Thursday.

“Conservatives need to win the next election,” said Gladu, who was elected in 2015 and re-elected in last year’s election.

“To do that, we need to expand the base. And to do that, we need a better balance of fiscal responsibility and social compassion. Canadians care about having a good economy with job creation and lower taxes, but they are also looking for a credible plan for climate change and the environment, support for our struggling Health care system and compassion for people like seniors who can’t afford to live, veterans who are homeless, and people who can’t afford their medications.”

Since becoming MP, Gladu has seen a number of accomplishments, among them the rare passage of a Private Members that guarantees in legislation access to palliative care services across Canada.

Gladu has served as the Official Opposition Science Critic, Chair for the Status of Women, as well as the Co-Chair of the Parliamentary Rail Caucus, in addition to the Vice-Chair of the Aerospace Caucus. She is currently the Shadow Minister of Health and the Vice Chair on the Standing Committee on Health.

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