Landry seeks NDP nod in Central Nova
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.