A Manitouwadge woman and her Timmins-based daughter were both showing support for Pierre Poilièvre at his Saturday campaign event.
Anita Proudfoot’s daughter, Laura Hanson is from Markstay, but came to Timmins to find work after losing her job to the pandemic. She likes a key plank in his platform.
“If he can get flights going on back in our country, and making it a free country like he claims,” says Hanson, “then of course I would support him in that.”
Proudfoot and Hanson were in the front row at the rally. Their “yes or no” signs paid tribute to Poilièvre pressing the Kielburger brothers to answer his questions, during a parliamentary committee hearing on the We Foundation scandal.
Proudfoot says she used to vote NDP but hasn’t voted in the last five years.
“And now this guy’s giving me a chance to get back into politics,” she enthuses. “I believe what he’s talking about.”
The women were also wearing “Defund the CBC” T-shirts. Poilièvre gained loud applause by saying doing that will be the most enjoyable billion dollars he’ll ever save.