Saturday, July 11, 2009

Liberals score big name for Churchill

The Liberals have scored a pretty big name to run for them in Churchill: Sydney Garrioch, the grand chief of the Manitoba Keewatinook Ininew Okimowin (the northern chiefs association).
In a riding with the largest native population of any riding in Canada, running an aboriginal candidate with the experience and name recognition of Sydney Garrioch has to make the Liberals pretty happy.

They lost the seat in 2008 to NDP Niki Ashton.
Garrioch hasn’t been nominated yet, however, He’s currently the only declared candidate and the nomination will take place July 18.

Garroich would be the fourth consecutive high-profile native Liberal candidate in the the riding, after defeated MP Tina Keeper, Ron Evans, and Elijah Harper.

Edit: A commenter in this article ( says former Winnipeg city councillor Terry Duguid, who has ran unsuccessfully for both the federal and provincial Liberals, will be running in Winnipeg South.

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