Friday, August 28, 2009

Pre-weekend nomination news

Sudbury Liberals held a nomination meeting last night, which was won by Carol Hartman, a lawyer and Sudbury Regional Hospital board of directors chair. Sudbury was a long-time Liberal stronghold, but narrowly fell to the NDP last election.
A nomination date of September 10th has been called for the Liberal race in Northumberland-Quinte West. Christine Herrington, Andrew McFadyen and Kim Rudd are the candidates.

Another northern Ontario riding has a Liberal candidate, with François Cloutier winning a 4 way fight for the nomination.
Right here in Ottawa a nomination date has been set, with Ottawa-Orleans Liberals picking between Coun. Rainer Bloess, lawyer David Bertschi and entrepreneur Judith Cane for the Liberal nomination on September 10th. I'm pulling for Cane.
According to this article, France Beaulieu won the Liberal nomination for Saint-Maurice-Champlain which was held a few days ago. The main thrust of the article, however, is that former ADQ House Leader Sébastien Proulx, who had been wooed by Denis Coderre and the Liberals. The article also says that despite Coderre's wooing, the local Liberal association in Trois-Rivières would be opposed to him as a candidate, are organizing a nomination run by riding association president Jean Boulet. 2008 candidate and Young Liberal Marcos Simard is also interested in running again.
Back to Saint-Maurice-Champlain, 2008 Liberal candidate Ronald St-Onge Lynch is indeed planning to run as an independent.
Returning to eastern Ontario, the 4 way Liberal nomination in Glengarry-Prescott-Russell will be settled on September 3rd. Russell mayor Ken Hill, party activist Maryanne Kampouris, assisstant crown attorney for L'Orignal Julie Bourgeois, and Hawkesbury councilman Gilles Roch Greffe are competting for the nomination. I have endorsed Ms. Bourgeois.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Please look to York-Simcoe where Aboriginal scholar and well-known media spokesperson Dr. Cynthia Wesley-Esquimaux will challenge. Peter Van Loan. She could do that with the support of all who are tired of Mr. Van Loan's nasty persona.

Ontario needs an Aboriginal voice in Ottawa and Cynthia will be a supurb MP