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Candidates hit the ground running for October 21 Federal election

September 20, 2019   ·   0 Comments

By Brock Weir

Polling suggests it could be anyone’s game, and candidates vying for your vote in Simcoe-Grey have hit the ground running.

On Wednesday morning, Governor General Julie Payette dissolved parliament on the advice of the Prime Minister, signalling the start of a Federal Election campaign that will culminate with the nation-wide vote on Monday, October 21.

It’s nothing but new faces to the Federal game on the ballot this time after long-time Conservative MP Dr. Kellie Leitch announced her decision not to seek re-election after a contentious leadership battle which saw her lose the race to helm the Conservative party to incumbent Andrew Scheer.

Vying to succeed Dr. Leitch and keep Simcoe-Grey blue is Conservative candidate is former Essa mayor Terry Dowdall.

Hoping to flip the riding over to the Liberals is Lorne Kenney, a former professor of Economics at Seneca College, who last threw his hat in the political arena in the 2014 Provincial Election, contesting the seat long-held by MPP Jim Wilson.

Among the other candidate in the running are Ilona Matthews for the NDP, and Sherri Jackson for the Green Party.

Elections Canada is yet to finalize the ballot and, at press time, no local candidate has been listed by the newly-formed People’s Party.



         


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