Landry seeks NDP nod in Cen­tral Nova

Cape Breton Post - - PROVINCE -

Ross Landry wants a ca­reer in fed­eral pol­i­tics, look­ing to win the seat that fed­eral Jus­tice Min­is­ter Peter MacKay is soon leav­ing.

Landry, a for­mer MLA for Pic­tou County who served as jus­tice min­is­ter and at­tor­ney gen­eral in Nova Sco­tia, an­nounced Mon­day he is seek­ing the NDP Cen­tral Nova nom­i­na­tion in the up­com­ing fed­eral elec­tion.

“I am very ex­cited about the prospects of a NDP gov­ern­ment in Ot­tawa,” he said in a state­ment. “I be­lieve Tom Mul­cair and the NDP will help fam­i­lies get ahead by im­ple­ment­ing poli­cies and con­crete ac­tion plans in Cen­tral Nova and the en­tire coun­try.

“The cur­rently ne­glected in­ter­ests of lower and mid­dle class fam­i­lies must be at the top of the po­lit­i­cal agenda.”

MacKay, a Con­ser­va­tive, has held the rid­ing since 1997.

MacKay an­nounced in May that he wouldn’t be re­of­fer­ing in the up­com­ing elec­tion, mak­ing the seat seem very much wide open.


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