Ler­man takes NDP nom­i­na­tion in Trin­ity-bay de Verde

The Compass - - OPINION -

Sheina Ler­man of Heart’s De­light will rep­re­sent the New Demo­cratic Party in the district of Trin­ity-Bay de Verde in the Oc­to­ber 11 pro­vin­cial gen­eral elec­tion.

Ler­man won the nom­i­na­tion by ac­cla­ma­tion on Aug. 18.

The NDP can­di­date, who has worked in adult ed­u­ca­tion and com­mu­ni­ca­tions, says her main rea­son for run­ning is what she sees as pro­vin­cial ne­glect of ru­ral New­found­land and Labrador.

“How can a pro­vin­cial gov­ern­ment spend a small for­tune on mar­ket­ing the beauty, cul­ture and hos­pi­tal­ity of our out­ports while do­ing so lit­tle to en­sure these same com­mu­ni­ties have the ba­sic in­fra­struc­ture and ser­vices they need to re­main vi­able?” she asks.

Ler­man will be run­ning against in­cum­bent MHA and Min­is­ter of Child, Youth and Fam­ily Ser­vices Char­lene John­son, andLib­eral can­di­date Barry Snow of Ochre Pit Cove

NDP as­so­ciate pres­i­dent Kathleen Con­nors says the an­nounce­ment of Ler­man’s nom­i­na­tion “means the New Demo­cratic Party has 23 candidates in place, with nom­i­na­tions cur­rently open in sev­eral other dis­tricts and more to be called in the com­ing weeks.”

Sheina Ler­man

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