Hastings-Lennox and Addington MP Derek Sloan announced his intention to run to become leader of the Conservative Party Wednesday.
“There’s a lot of issues in our riding that need to get national attention,” he tells My Bancroft Now. He says things like affordable housing and rural economic development affect those in his riding and he wants to bring those issues to the forefront of the leadership race. “The great thing about running for leader is I can submit an editorial to almost any major newspaper and get it published,” he adds.
Sloan he’s “in it to win it” but, at the very least, he can get media coverage on these local issues. “There’s going to be lots of different ways to get these issues out there,” he continues.