Van Bynen takes aim at Scheer, Ford in unofficial campaign kickoff - 2019-07-09
The former three-term mayor of Newmarket and now officially nominated federal Liberal candidate for the riding of Newmarket-Aurora took aim not only at federal Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer, but also Progressive Conservative Premier Doug Ford — and even former PC premier Mike Harris — at last night's nomination meeting and unofficial launch of his campaign.
"I happen to believe that this will be the most important election of our time," he said of the Oct. 21 election. "This election is a real stamp of what Canadians think their future should be and how we should go about achieving that."
"I am genuinely concerned about the direction our country would take if an Andrew Scheer Conservative government is allowed to go unchecked," he said to boisterous applause from the audience of area Liberals who filled the room at the Newmarket Legion. "You need only look at the last year of chaos under Doug Ford in Ontario to know what will happen. And we cannot allow the Conservatives to undermine and destroy the progress we have made."