Corner Brook man, 22, considers run at PC leadership

Cory Hurley
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Clarence Cantwell is prepared to put his money where his mouth is.

Clarence Cantwell

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.”



Organizations: Ultramar Canada

Geographic location: Corner Brook, Western Star

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Recent comments

  • Scoot R
    February 18, 2014 - 09:38

    Kick ass Skipper,

  • good for him
    February 17, 2014 - 11:28

    looks quite young; younger 22 yrs; good for him; working man young; need fellows like him in HOA; got enough teachers; business men; lawyers; bluffs

  • Ten Thousand Dollar Entry Fee
    February 17, 2014 - 10:10

    That's a lot of your money to throw away.

  • Crazy
    February 17, 2014 - 07:03

    @ Cashin Delaney, Sorry, this young man sound like a person who not scare to get out of bed, and make a living, what about yourself?

  • Cashin Delaney
    February 17, 2014 - 06:40

    He's not a politician and cares about people like himself, workaholic. Sound like him and Bill are a lot alike so far.

  • Harry
    February 17, 2014 - 05:17

    Way to go young man, that what we need more young people to take on the issue, Let their voice's be heard, Now let see if the media will give the same coverage they have shown the other candidate.