More Liberal nomination news and rumours.
A name I forgot to add when I wrote my Ottawa Centre post was that of Isabel Metcalfe. Metcalfe was the Carleton-Mississipi Mills candidate in 2006, and briefly made a run for the Ottawa Centre nomination last time around. She is recognized as a formidable fundraiser.
In non-Ottawa Centre news:
François Cloutier, a worker in Ministry of the Attorney General and restaurant owner, and Marc Dupuis, a Town of Hearst councillor, have both declared in Algoma-Manitoulin-Kapuskasing.
Maria Pearson, a Stoney Creek councillor, is considering a run for Hamilton East-Stoney Creek, as is Ivan Luksic, a defeated nomination candidate from last time around. As I have written earlier, however, all signs point to Larry Di Ianna being the candidate again.
Former MLA and Miramachi Mayor John McKay has declared his candidacy for the Miramachi nomination.
Bob Speller, who was long interested in running again in Haldimand-Norfolk, has officially declared.
Another 2008 candidate will give it another go, as David Remington was the only candidate to put his name forward for Lanark-Frontenac-Lennox and Addington.
In Newmarket-Aurora, former Aurora mayor and 2008 candidate Tim Jones has withdrew and endorsed a fellow mayor, King mayor Margaret Black.
Kimberley Love, who unsuccessfully tried to get the nomination for Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound in 2008, has declared her intent to run again.
In a Quebec riding the Liberals should be looking at as a potential pick-up, a 3-candidate field is down to two, in Alfred-Pellan, with former MP Carole-Marie Allard withdrawing. The remaining candidates are Martin Houle, a civil servant (and whose background in economics related departments I think would make him a good candidate) and Angelo G. Iacono a lawyer and Italian community activist.
Anyone else hear any new rumours?