By Drake Lowthers
March 2, 2015
The interim leader of the Progressive Conservative party of P.E.I. was honoured prior to their leadership convention in Charlottetown Feb. 28.
Steven Myers received two tickets to see the Montreal Canadiens play at the Bell Centre during 2015.
Egmont PC MP Gail Shea said Myers was the person who quickly stepped up to the plate and took on this role as interim leader.
“He was here when we needed him the most.”
With only three opposition members, Myers has made a major contribution to the party’s success, Shea said.
Myers said every PC member from tip-to-tip should celebrate the outcome of the leadership convention regardless of who is elected.
“We have remained strong during difficult times. We have persevered under pressure.”
Myers said an unopposed Wade MacLauchlan may have been scared to fight for his newly appointed position as premier and Liberal leader.
“He’ll have to damn well fight for it now in order to keep it.”
Rob Lantz, elected the new leader of the PC party, thanked Myers in his acceptance speech.
The time and effort he put in, was needed in order to move the party forward, Lantz said.
“Steven, the result of this convention shows you did a tremendous job. My friend you have our deepest respect and gratitude.”
Lantz confirmed that Myers will continue to serve as the leader of the Opposition.
“He has been a key member of our PC team and will be a key member after the next election.”