Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Some nomination news


Cornwall city councillor Bernadette Clement is considering a run for the Liberals in Stormont-Dundas-South Glengarry.

Two nameless candidates in Nanaimo-Cowichan. I'm not entirely sure why the riding President is not permitted to name the potential candidates, unless both candidates have requested it.

The Tory nomination race in Thunder Bay-Superior North heats up:

No mention of a riding, http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/tories-climb-to-top-of-the-polls/article1208636/ but a potential star Liberal candidate, Jacques Ménard, the chairman of BMO Nesbitt Burns. If another star candidate rumour comes true, that of former Bank of Canada governor David Dodge running for the Liberals, the Liberals could have a very solid list of recruits on the economic file. Where Ménard would run raises some interesting questions. As a potential star candidate, the Liberals might want to give him a safe seat somewhere in Montreal, but so far, no incumbant Liberal MP's in the ultra-safe Liberal seats of the West Island and Central Montreal have indicated they will be going anywhere, and indeed, some of them, such as Mount Royal, probably the safest Liberal seat in the country, have already re-nominated the Liberal incumbents. Additionally, top target seats on the island, such as Outremont, Jeanne-Le Ber, and Ahuntsic have already drawn plenty of potential big names, so it will be interesting to see where he fits into the island.

Edit: http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/loyalties-shift-as-political-terrain-moves-in-quebec/article1207497/

Sébastien Proulx, formerly the MNA for Trois-Rivières and ADQ House Leader has had his curiosity in the federal Liberals "piqued" by Ignatieff, and is described as "flirting" with the Liberals. If Proulx could be convinced to run for the Liberals, that would certainly be the biggest coup yet of Denis Coderre's outreach to adéquistes.

Edit Edit: http://www.cyberpresse.ca/la-voix-de-lest/actualites/200907/07/01-881909-le-npd-mise-sur-brome-missisquoi.php

2008 NDP candidate Christelle Bogosta "has expressed a wish to again be a candidate". Layton also says Brome-Missisquoi will be a seat the NDP will be targetting, despite only getting 9% of the vote last election.


Radkos said...

Jeanne Le Ber is being given to former Bell businessman gay activist Marc Bruneau. No open nomination. Martin Cauchon for Outremont.

The Liberal Scarf said...

Bruneau has been public about his intentions to run for awhile, but Cauchon for Outremont? That was maybe the talk of the town a few months ago, but who knows.