No more cars, credit cards for cabinet: Lantz

(TC Media) If he ever makes it to the premier’s office, Tory leadership hopeful Rob Lantz says he would get rid of cars and credit cards for senior staffers and government ministers.

Lantz made this pledge as the first in what he says will be a number of announcements over the course of his campaign to become the leader of the Progressive Conservative party of P.E.I.

“It’s time to offer new energy and new hope for Prince Edward Island, and I’m here today to put forward a plan to offer a new direction for our province,” Lantz said Thursday.

His campaign launch in Charlottetown drew a crowd of over 300 supporters - the biggest turnout of the three Tory leadership announcements this week.There were no fiddlers or musicians as there were at the other two, but there was a professionally produced video about Lantz shown prior to his march to the podium.

During his speech, Lantz spoke of unity and collaboration, saying the PC convention should be a “time to heal old wounds, not settle old scores.”

He was sometimes emotional, especially when referring to his wife and children. He was also emotional when stressing the need for improved services for those struggling with addictions, mental health issues and poverty.

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