Liberal leadership hopeful Cathy Bennett stood at the foot of the steps of the Confederation Building on Monday for a news conference to mark her departure on a 48 district wide provincial tour that she plans on covering in 48 days.
Liberal leadership hopeful Cathy Bennett addresses the media at a news conference on Monday at Confederation Building. Bennett was starting a 48-day tour of the province’s 48 electoral districts. — Photo by Josh Pennell/The Telegram
“Ninety days ago I announced that I was running for leader of the Liberal party, and I made that decision armed with more than 30 years of business and community involvement and leadership,” Bennett said.
Along with a tight group of supporters and volunteers who had come to see her off was former Liberal MP and Bennett endorser, Siobhán Coady.
Coady spoke about her time on the Liberal renewal tour with Dean MacDonald, who is also endorsing Bennett. Coady said they identified qualities they thought were necessary for the leader of the party and of the province — qualities such as drive, determination and passion.
“We found all those good things we needed in a leader in Cathy Bennett,” Coady said.
Bennett’s tour started Monday evening in her home district of Virginia Waters — which just happens to be the district currently represented by Premier Kathy Dunderdale.
It will also be the district where she will seek the nomination to be the Liberal candidate in the next election, Bennett said.