As expected, the race for Timmins riding in Thursday’s provincial election was a two-horse race, and Conservative George Pirie – the mayor of the city – took a convincing victory over 32-year NDP incumbent Gilles Bisson.
Pirie says he owes it to his campaign team, and to announcing his candidacy early, so that people knew.
“They also know what I stood for, what I believed in, my faith in the city of Timmins and faith for the region,” he told Country 93.1 news at his victory celebration.
Pirie told supporters he did it by campaigning with a positive message focussed on growth.
“It’s talking about moving this city into 50,000 people, into 100,000 people and the region being 500,000 and we can do this and we will start tomorrow.”
Pirie’s margin of victory over Bisson is 65% of the vote to 30%.