Conservative member of parliament Pierre Poilievre came to Windsor-Essex Monday, looking to drum up support in his bid to become the next leader of the Conservative Party of Canada.
The leadership tour wound through southwestern Ontario Monday, stopping in Kitchener and London before finishing up with a packed house at the Ciociaro Club in Oldcastle, Ont.
An estimated 1,200 people attended Monday’s rally in Oldcastle where supporters turned out to hear Poilievre’s ideas for the country, which included eliminating the deficit, cancelling the carbon tax and reforming tax policy.
“If you are a working-class wage earner, like the countless manufacturing workers in places like Windsor, the people who literally build the nation watch their wages evaporate in power as the purchasing power is diminished by inflation,” Poilievre said the the room of supporters. “It is a way of transmitting wealth from the have-nots to the have-yachts in this country.”