Cantwell ready for another run at Progressive Conservative leadership

Cory Hurley
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Clarence Cantwell

Clarence Cantwell says he’s not a quitter.

It was a disappointment for the young Corner Brook man earlier this year when he fell short of his quest to enter the Progressive Conservative leadership race because he did not secure the required number of signatures.

With first Bill Barry pulling out of the race, and Frank Coleman withdrawing just this week, the search for a new party leader has been reset.

Cantwell is looking to seize the opportunity.

He is now the vice-president of the Conservative Bay of Islands district association, and had intended to run for that district in the next provincial election.

But before that, he is focusing on the leadership race again.

“I don’t really like what I am seeing at the moment in this province and the political scene,” Cantwell said. “Neither do the people of this province.”

He said there is a need for a new view and perspective in politics in this province.

“I have learned over the years, if you are not successful at something once, you just don’t give up,” he said. “You pick yourself up and keep going for it.”

The Conservative party must move into the 21st century, he said, with a fresh face at the helm.

“There needs to be change,” Cantwell said. “The people want it.”



Organizations: Islands district association

Geographic location: Corner Brook, Conservative Bay

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Recent comments

  • Jerry
    June 22, 2014 - 11:48

    I have to agree with Lynn, Here the Liberal asking the people to approve of 16 year olds to be allowed to vote, at the same time we have people trying to tear this young man down. Like the last three comments, sitting around wearing the ass out of their pant. Lets this young man, make his presentation to the people, can't be any worst, then what Dwight has plan.

  • lynn
    June 20, 2014 - 07:54

    Do any of you people know this guy?? Well i do and i can tell you he is a brilliant person who truly do want to better this province. I know he doesnt have experience but he knows his head from his a**,unlike others.

  • Journalism and Responsibility
    June 19, 2014 - 11:26

    At some point journalists have to use their judgement and stop playing into the unfortunate dreams of people like this. You are simply encouraging this boy into wasting his money he earned at the gas station in a fool's errand. He does not stand any hope whatsoever of becoming elected premier.

  • Colleen
    June 19, 2014 - 10:22

    What a jokester !! Can we get some real genuine men/women with experience running for this very Important Big Job .. It's not the Boy Scouts ... Get a grip for Gawds sake ... Real people step up with real experience !!

  • Henry
    June 19, 2014 - 09:47

    This is getting hilarious. Another Clarke Kent type guy.... This fella cannot decide whether he is in or out. Bill Barry will prob be his campaign manager if he doesn't run. The next thing you know is Frank Coleman will resolve his family issue and will re enter the leadership. Nothing more then another episode of LOONY TUNES