Jim Prentice is an experienced politician with the integrity and smarts to be Canada's next Prime Minister. Our Party needs two things above all at this time in its history: to present a strong front on the economic crisis and to keep reaching out to the moderate voters that we made some progress with in the 2006 and 2008 elections.
As industry minister in the last government, Mr. Prentice proved that he would be a steady hand in managing our country's economic affairs. In regards to centrist voters, he has a double appeal:
- As Indian Affairs Minister, he played a major part in the prime minister's residential schools apology, and made sure that the 2006 Budget had more funding for aboriginal issues than the last four Budgets combined.
- As the current Minister of the Environment, he is well placed to reach out to Canadians who are concerned about the environment and climate change.
All in all, Mr. Prentice has what it takes, and we are proud to support him!