Peo­ple’s Party woos lo­cal vot­ers

The Glengarry News - - Garrynews -

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.

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