Friday, June 12, 2009

Old names, new names running for Liberal nominations

This is my attempt to make as an concreate list of Liberal candidates, and rumoured candidates so far in non-held ridings.

Liberal nominations are picking up, and a trend is developing of ex-MP's/candidates running again is developing. The following ex-MP/candidates have either been formally nominated, or have declared they are running, or are rumoured to run again in Ontario:

-Andrew Telegdi: Kitchener-Waterloo (nominated)
-Bob Speller: Haldiman-Norfolk (rumoured)
-John Maloney : Welland (only declared candidate, looks to be acclaimed)
-Don McArthur (2008 candidate): Thunder Bay-Superior North (declared)
-Omar Alghabra: Mississauga-Erindale (nominated)
-Ray Simard: Saint Boniface (declared)
-Dan Boudria (2008 candidate): Glengarry-Presscott-Russell (Rumoured)
-Marc Godbout: Ottawa-Orleans (Rumoured)
-Nancy Charest (2008 candidate): Haute-Gaspésie – La Mitis – Matane – Matapédia (Only declared candidate, looks to be acclaimed)
-Tracy Parsons (2008 candidate): Cumberland – Colchester – Musquodoboit Valley (Declared)
-Denis Paradis: Brome – Missisquoi (Only declared candidate, looks to be acclaimed)
-Garth Turner: Either Halton or Dufferin-Caledon (Rumoured)
-Lloyd St.-Amand: Brant (declared)
-Penny Collenette (2008 candidate): Ottawa Centre (Rumoured)
-David Pratt: Ottawa West-Nepean (Declared - I think)
-Lui Temelkovski: Oak Ridges-Markham (Nominated)
-Joyce Morroco (2008 candidate): Niagara Falls (Rumoured)
-Karen Redman: Kitchener-Centre (Nominated)
-Tim Fugard (2008 candidate): Sarnia-Lambton (Delcared)
-Ken Boshcoff: Thunder Bay-Rainy River (Declared)
-Marcos G. Simard (2008 candidate): Trois-Rivières (Rumoured)
-Serge Lafrenière (2006 candidate in a different riding): Trois-Rivieres (Rumoured)
-Tina Keeper: Churchill (Rumoured)
-Don Bell: North Vancouver (Rumoured)
-Tim Jones (2008 candidate): Newmarket-Aurora (Declared)
-Eleni Bakopanos: Ahuntsic (Declared)
-Rodger Valley: Kenora (Declared)
-Marjory Loveys (2008 candidate): Leeds-Grenville (Declared)
-Ian Sutherland (2008 candidate): West Vancouver-Sunshine Coast-Sea to Sky Country (Rumoured)

Declared candidates who aren't ex MP's/Candidates
-Chatham city councillor Steve Pickard: Chatham-Kent – Essex
-Former ministerial policy aide Gary Holman: Sudbury
-City councillor and social planning council executive director Janet Gasparini: Sudbury
-Lawyer Gerry Guimond: Sudbury
-Liberal backroomer Kit Spence: Saainch-Gulf Islands
-Riding association director Renée Hetherington: Saainch-Gulf Islands
-Former National Director of the Liberal Party Greg Fergus: Pontiac
-Financial planner Judith Cane: Ottawa-Orleans
-Local lawyer David Bertschi: Ottawa-Orleans
-City councillor Rainer Bloess: Ottawa-Orleans
-City councillor Anne Marie Gillis: Sarnia-Lambton
-Riding president Jeff May: Dufferin-Caledon
-Young Liberal and Darfur activist Jonathan Pedneault: Longueuil – Pierre-Boucher
-Ward councillour Chris Emanual: Newmarket-Aurora
-Party activist Veronique Arsenault: Miramachi
-Party activist Maryanne Kampouris: Glengarry-Prescott-Russell (I am not sure if she has formally declared or is just "rumoured)

Upcoming nominations with no candidate information I could find:
-Alfred-Pellan (I was suprised I couldn't find anything on this, as it is a fairly winnable riding, I think we came within 10% of it, and with Liberal numbers in Quebec up, it is definately on the target list)

Other rumoured non ex-MP/candidate names:

-Former Bank of Canada governor David Dodge (probably somewhere in Ontario, perhaps a safe Toronto seat if any incumbant retire)
-Soon to be former Assembly of First Nations National Chief Phil Fontaine (probably somewhere in Manitoba, possibly Churchill)
-Retired CHCH-TV anchor Dan McLean in Ancaster – Dundas – Flamborough – Westdale
-Former provincial Liberal cabinet minister Jean Leclerc (given his Quebec City background, possibly a QC area riding, Louis Hebert possibly)
- Hamilton lawyer Andrew Iler in Ancaster-Dundas-Flamborough-Westdale
-City councillor Andrew Gill in St. Catherines
-Former Liberal National Director Steve McKinnon in Gatineau
-Former ADQ turned PLQ MNA Pierre-Michel Auger in Trois-Rivieres
-Riding President Jean Boulet in Trois-Riveriers
-Local employment centre director Nathalie Diamond in Trois-Riveres
-Former NWT territorial Premier Joe Handley in Western Arctic
-Former Party President Mike Eizenga in London West
-Former Party President Doug Ferguson in London West

If anyone knows of any one I omitted, or anyone who is no longer running, let me know


Anonymous said...

Matt Daudlin is also a declared candidate in Chatham-Kent Essex, He Ran in the last federal election in 2008.

william said...

William Hogg in Compton-Stanstead.

penlan said...

William, Can you find anything for Perth-Wellington (ON)? Sandra Gardiner was the candidate in the last election. Gary Schellenberger was re-elected. This a Con stronhold.

The Liberal Scarf said...


From what I have heard at least, Sandra Gardiner is undecided if she will run again.

penlan said...

Thanks for the info, William.

Anonymous said...

How did you find this information? It's quite good.

The Liberal Scarf said...


Combination of, my own googling, and of course, the rumour mill.

Anonymous said...

Paddy Torsney is running again in Burlington (MP from 1993 to 2006).

I also believe that Larry Dianni (former mayor of Hamilton is running again.) He was the moderator at the Ignatieff town hall in Hamilton in April.

Don't Tase Me, Bro! said...

I see you ditched the bag for the scarf. Nice to hear you're not politically dead.

Don't Tase Me, Bro! said...

If David Dodge was going to run in a seat in Toronto vacated by a retiring MP, I don't know who that would be. However, I have a list of Toronto MPs (all Liberals) who I think SHOULD retire, because either they've been there too long, or are just hanging around to collect a pay-cheque.

Joe Volpe (Eglinton-Lawrence)
Jim Karygiannis (Scarborough-Agincourt)
John Cannis (Scarborough Centre)
John McKay (Scarborough-Guildwood)
Derek Lee (Scarborough-Rouge River)
Alan Tonks (York South-Weston)

The last four are mostly guys who've been there long enough and have reached their career pinnacle, while the first two are just collecting their paycheque and making sure they get a fat enough pension upon retirement.

Anyway, good list. I may bookmark it or something for quick reference.

The Liberal Scarf said...


John McKay has been put in charge of faith-group outreach by Iggy, so I think at least he will stick around. Also jeez, what do you have against Scarborough :P

Anonymous said...

Just a note - Cumberland Colchester Musquodoboit Valley has not yet had a nomination meeting so Tracy Parsons is not declared.