People’s Party woos local voters
A new party will be vying for votes in the federal election in Stormont-Dundas-South Glengarry.
The People's Party of Canada, founded by Québec MP and former Conservative cabinet minister Maxime Bernier, will field a candidate in the riding now represented by veteran Tory MP Guy Lauzon.
Elections Canada has formally recognized the SDSG PPC Association as an official electoral district association.
“We are very proud to be representing Maxime Bernier’s People’s Party of Canada in the riding of Stormont-Dundas-South Glengarry,” says association CEO Sabile Trimm. “Maxime’s voice and message represent the opinions and perspectives of thousands of Canadians across the country who feel like the traditional political parties have ignored them in favour of political posturing and pandering. We are dedicated to organizing locally to make sure our new party can be successful in the fall elections.”
The association will hold a meeting April 13 from 10 a.m. to noon in the upstairs boardroom at the Cornwall Public Library. The association will introduce its executive and the candidates seeking the PPC nomination and “discuss the goals of the PPC and how we wish to grow our membership and increase our recognition in SDSG.”
Mr. Lauzon has announced that he will not seek re-election in the October election. His former aide, Eric Duncan, a former mayor of North Dundas, has been acclaimed as the Conservative candidate.
Mr. Lauzon was easily re-elected in 2015, getting 27,041 votes, compared to 20,450 for Liberal Bernadette Clément, 4,333 for NDP candidate Patrick Burger and 1,192 for Green hopeful Elaine Kennedy.