Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Non-Montreal trip nomination news

I ended up not going to Montreal due to a cold, but at least I can provide you readers with nomination updates.

2008 Liberal candidate Betsy McGregor will once again run in Peterborough, having been acclaimed.

A contested Liberal nomination in Niagara Falls, however, as 2008 candidate Joyce Morocco, and local lawyer Bev Hodgson will compete. The winner will face Justice Minister Rob Nicholson, one of the more experienced Conservative MP's, who was originally elected as a Mulroney PC in 1984 and served until being defeated in 1993. Nicholson attempted to get back into Parliament in 1997 but was unsuccessful, but managed to get back in his next time around, in 2004.

No news source for this one, but the Laurier-Sainte Marie Liberals have their nomination meeting tomorrow, and while the riding association had put out feelers to several candidates (including a rumour that former PQ leader Andre Boisclair was "open" to running), only one candidate put his name forward, Philippe Allard, so he looks to be acclaimed.
A couple tidbits from Rimouski-Neigette-Temiscouata-Les Basques in this article. 2008 Tory candidate Gaston Noel, a local mayor, has not ruled out running again, while Guy Caron, who has ran for the NDP in the riding in the last three election, will not be running.
The BQ have picked a candidate to go against Christian Paradis in Mégantic – L'Érable, Kaven Mathieu. The riding has shifted from Liberal to BQ to Conservative since it's creation.
Shifting back to Ontario, reported that former Liberal MP Susan Kadis would not be running again in Thornhill, and a possible candidate has emerged, with Kadis' Facebook group being renamed in support of Dr. Karen Mock, who has been heavily involved and recognized for her work with anti-racism campaigns.

1 comment:

The Pundits' Guide said...

Correct me if I'm wrong, but I read that article as though Kaven Mathieu was not officially nominated, but was still a candidate for the nomination. Last I wrote about Mégantic – L'Érable, the 2008 Bloc candidate Pierre Turcotte had also announced, and no meeting date had been set as yet. Do you have some more recent information that I missed?