Clarence Cantwell is prepared to put his money where his mouth is.
The 22-year-old Corner Brook man believes no man should go uncontested in a leadership race. So if no one is willing to step up to run against businessman Bill Barry — especially considering the approach he has taken thus far, said Cantwell — or, if no one enters the race he considers worthy of being the next Conservative leader and potential premier, then he will.
“If I see another candidate that I thought would do as good a job or better than myself ... as of now, I don’t see that.”
Since Cantwell spoke to The Western Star, 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.
With two full-time jobs — one as an overnight manager for Ultramar Canada and the other in business — Cantwell considers himself a hard-working man.
Cantwell said, “I care about the people — the common person, like myself.”