Caroline Mulroney’s first foray into politics (and the public eye) is off to a positive start after being nominated Sept. 10 as the provincial PC candidate representing York-Simcoe in the next general election. PC Leader Patrick Brown came out to support Mulroney.
She thanked her friends, supporters and volunteers in her acceptance speech, but not before injecting humour about her famous family name.
“It is my great honour to accept the nomination as your PC candidate in York-Simcoe today. It’s been quite a journey so far, travelling through this wonderful riding with friends, meeting so many of you and getting to hear your stories. All the while, getting re-acquainted with the world of politics…and it seems like many of you here may have already heard of my last name. So it’s time to address the elephant in the room. Yes. It’s true. I am Ben Mulroney’s sister,” said Mulroney referring to the entertainment host.
Mulroney is the daughter of former Prime Minister, Brian Mulroney, who served two terms in office from 1984 to 1993. She also spoke of the issues she is going to tackle if elected as MPP in the conservative dominated riding, including the new minimum wage taking effect 2018.