In 2003, Vic ran for mayor of North Bay and as a first-time candidate was elected with 75% of the vote. He was re-elected in 2006 in another landslide. As mayor, Vic transformed the city, restoring both hope and solvency. Moody’s Investors Service took notice, increasing the city’s credit rating five times to their highest possible rating – substantially reducing the city’s debt interest payments.
As the Official Opposition Energy Critic, his leadership and tenacity helped uncover the government’s gas plant scandal. Now, as Finance Critic, Vic is the lead voice holding the Wynne Government to account over their disastrous economic record.