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23/02/2015 03:36 EST | Actualisé 23/02/2015 09:48 EST

Wayne Gretzky endosse Patrick Brown comme chef pour le Parti PC de l'Ontario

Former hockey player Wayne Gretzky laughs during the annual Milken Institute Global Conference in Beverly Hills, California, U.S., on Monday, May 1, 2013. The conference brings together hundreds of chief executive officers, senior government officials and leading figures in the global capital markets for discussions on social, political and economic challenges. Photographer: Jonathan Alcorn/Bloomberg via Getty Images
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Former hockey player Wayne Gretzky laughs during the annual Milken Institute Global Conference in Beverly Hills, California, U.S., on Monday, May 1, 2013. The conference brings together hundreds of chief executive officers, senior government officials and leading figures in the global capital markets for discussions on social, political and economic challenges. Photographer: Jonathan Alcorn/Bloomberg via Getty Images

TORONTO - Wayne Gretzky s'est mêlé de la course à la chefferie du Parti progressiste-conservateur de l'Ontario en donnant son soutien au député fédéral de Barrie, Patrick Brown.Gretzky endosse la candidature de M. Brown en soutenant qu'il est la meilleure personne pour devenir le chef de l'opposition officielle de l'Ontario.

L'ex-joueur étoile du hockey a déclaré qu'il connaissait Patrick Brown depuis des années et qu'il était un travailleur acharné et un «fervent conservateur». Il a ajouté que M. Brown avait une passion pour l'Ontario et une vision pour la province.

Brown, le seul candidat au leadership qui n'a pas de siège au sein de la législature provinciale, affirme qu'il est honoré d'avoir reçu l'appui de Wayne Gretzky.Brown est dans la course contre la chef adjointe du parti, Christine Elliott - qui est aussi la veuve de l'ancien ministre fédéral des Finances Jim Flaherty - et le député de la région de London, Monte McNaughton.

Les progressistes-conservateurs de la province vont voter en mai pour le chef qui va remplacer Tim Hudak, qui a démissionné après la quatrième défaite consécutive du parti aux mains des libéraux en juin dernier.

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