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2014-04-04 at NOON

Derek Parks seeking PC nomination in Thunder Bay-Superior North

By tbnewswatch.com

Derek Parks is seeking the Ontario Progressive Conservative nomination for Thunder Bay-Superior North. 

The Thunder Bay father of two owns an environmental consulting firm that works with mining companies. Parks hasn't lived in Thunder Bay for about two decades, calling southern Ontario home. 

He said he's been active in the party for about three years. 

The Thunder Bay-Superior North PC candidate was Tamara Johnson, but she was ousted from the party in February after making controversial remarks suggesting First Nations businesses have an unfair advantage on Facebook. 

Asked Friday if he thought he situation would affect his chances, Parks said he didn't think so. 

"I don't think it will benefit or hurt," he said. 

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Watchful says:
So much for the great metropolis of Thunder Bay
4/6/2014 5:43:33 PM
ecostatik says:
Did I read this right? He lives in southern Ontario for the last 20 years and wants to represent Thunder Bay???...huh? can you even do that? if so I want to run for the Oakville/ North Burlington riding! we should all run for candidacy in southern ontario ridings!!!
4/5/2014 2:35:39 PM
New Democrat says:
Perhaps the PCs would have been wiser to choose a candidate who at least has lived in the north a considerable time and understands the issues. Or are there so few PCs left here that they have to import them all the way from Toronto?
4/5/2014 2:20:30 AM
S Duncan says:
Thunder Bay is addicted to government welfare and handouts. Thunder Bay typically believes that its the job of government to buy them things. That's what happens when you have left wingers that drive businesses and industry away with higher taxes and unrealistic unions and union wages.

The left wing liberals managed to do that to Thunder Bay, and largely Ontario now which has turned into a have not province thanks to.. you guessed it, liberals. Not just the liberal party, the liberal person. The type that thinks we can give handouts to everyone because it "helps" them.

Gone are the days where people took the initiative to help themselves and take care of their own affairs. Today we have a bunch of lazy people who just sit around with their hands held out hoping someone will fill them up.

So, PC's in Thunder Bay? Their best hope was Tamara because she knew exactly what she spoke and we all know it was correct.

Would any other party have the nuts to say that? That's Thunder Bay now.
4/6/2014 5:14:18 PM
big joe mufferaw says:
There hasn't been anything "Progressive" about this party since Mike Harris took the reins. Hudak is working on driving the province backwards. I miss the old "Progressive" Conservative Party which actually gave us a viable choice on voting day.
4/4/2014 9:05:49 PM
kdpsg says:
Sir – you have my vote.

I will also see the Ontario PC website to see if volunteer’s for your campaign are needed.
4/4/2014 3:44:47 PM
keiths31 says:
Good luck Derek. Knew you in high school. If I lived in your riding, you would have my vote.
4/4/2014 3:38:15 PM
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