CLARENVILLE, N.L. — A stark difference from the rock star-like rally featuring Justin Trudeau the night before, Conservative candidate for Bonavista-Burin-Trinity Mike Windsor held an understated meet-and-greet at the Clarenville Inn Friday night.
Another main difference between the two was a question and answer session with the dozen or so supporters who attended. Both Windsor and Karen Vecchio, MP for Elgin-Middlesex-London and opposition shadow cabinet minister for Families, Children & Social Development, talked with people in attendance.
Vecchio said she is using the stop in Clarenville as a learning experience to understand the way issues relate to different parts of the country — including childcare initiatives, affordable housing and Hydro costs.
Windsor says he wants to provide Atlantic Canadians with a voice in opposition and fight on important topics like affordable housing for people like seniors.
“I’ll work hard,” he said.
Vecchio added they believe they’re making progress in opposition and they can relate to the local “real” people, more than the opponents can.
“We’re only going to win if we work our butts off and give it all we’ve got,” she said.