Cantwell will run for Conservative leadership

Cory Hurley cory.hurley@tc.tc
Published on February 24, 2014
Clarence Cantwell, 22, of Corner Brook is considering running for the leader of the provincial Progressive Conservative Party.
Geraldine Brophy

Clarence Cantwell will run for the Conservative leadership.

It's been said many times that a person ought to put their money where their mouth is. Well, that is just what the 22-year-old Corner Brook manis doing.

"If I see another candidate that I thought would do as good a job or better than myself ... " Cantwell previously told The Western Star. "As of now, I don't see that."

This morning, he said, somebody has to challenge Corner Brook entrepreneur and fisheries powerhouse Bill Barry for the race.

Corner Brook businessman Frank Coleman has said he is considering entering the race.

Other than opposing the privatizing of Nalcor, Cantwell said he would like to see more affordable housing and an increased minimum wage.

Working two full-time jobs in Corner Brook - one as an overnight manager for Ultramar Canada and the other in business - Cantwell considers himself a hardworking man.

He said he would be a representative of the people of Newfoundland and Labrador.

"I am out there to actually do something for the people," Cantwell said. "I care about the people - the common person, like myself."