Stacy MacDon­ald not run­ning for Liberal nom­i­na­tion in Bonavista-Burin-Trin­ity

The Beacon (Gander) - - Editorial -

Weeks af­ter an­nounc­ing his in­ten­tion to try for the Liberal nom­i­na­tion of the Bon­av­is­taBurin-Trin­ity fed­eral rid­ing, Clarenville lawyer Stacy MacDon­ald has de­cided not to file nom­i­na­tion pa­pers.

In a Face­book post on Sept. 28, MacDon­ald says the main rea­son for de­cid­ing against run­ning was fam­ily.

“As you know, this nom­i­na­tion may lead, for whomever wins, to an MP po­si­tion re­quir­ing the MP to spend ap­prox­i­mately half of the year or more in Ot­tawa and a large por­tion of the re­main­ing year work­ing through­out the dis­trict, which is very large,” reads the post.

“Al­though I may have been ready to make this sac­ri­fice for the good of the dis­trict, I do not feel I have the right to im­pose this sac­ri­fice on my chil­dren, who are too young to truly un­der­stand and ap­pre­ci­ate its con­se­quences on them.”

For­mer MP Judy Foote of­fi­cially re­signed from the po­si­tion this past week in the House of Com­mons in Ot­tawa.

MacDon­ald is­sued a press re­lease in mid-Septem­ber an­nounc­ing his de­sire to seek the Liberal nom­i­na­tion, join­ing Pete Soucy, Merv Wise­man and Churence Rogers as in­ter­ested nom­i­nees.

MacDon­ald thanked ev­ery­one who sup­ported him early in his cam­paign, both pub­licly and pri­vately, and en­cour­aged the peo­ple of Bonavista-Bur­inTrin­ity to be­come in­volved in choos­ing who will next rep­re­sent them in Ot­tawa.

CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

Stacy MacDon­ald.

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