Friday, July 31, 2009

Golden Horseshoe nomination news

I hadn't heard anything out of Halton, but this article gives three names; Gary Zemlak, who ran provincially last election and damn near knocked off PC incumbant Ted Chudleigh, as well as two candidates who have officially gotten the green light: Rohit Dhamija and Sheref El Sabawy.

Taken straight from the article:

Dhamija is a 42-year-old Oakville resident and Air Canada pilot. This will be his first time attempting to become an election candidate, he said. His website is

El Sabawy is a 44-year-old Mississauga resident who said he is considering moving to Milton. He currently works as a networking engineer and professor of voice-over-Internet protocol tech-nology for George Brown College. El Sabawy ran unsuccessfully to become a Peel District School Board trustee in the last municipal election. He said he has been involved with the Liberal Party for the past 12 years. His website is

The article also notes that Garth Turner hasn't taken out nomination papers, which could fuel rumours that he might run in Dufferin-Caldeon.

Moving further along the lake:

In a riding where I have some family history (my mother's family is from the Welland area), the Liberals have already nominated former MP John Maloney, but apparently the Conservative candidate is running for the nomination again, and "two or three others" might be interested in running" for the Tory nomination, which is set for Sept. 17th.

And in the GTA:

Long-time Markham council member Gordon Langon was acclaimed as the Conservative candidate in Markham-Unionville.

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