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Durham Man Seeks People's Party Nomination

Grey Bruce | by Matt Hermiz  

Bill Townsend vying to be candidate in Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound for new federal party.

A Durham man who spent years working as a radio broadcaster is seeking the nomination in Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound for the People's Party of Canada.

Bill Townsend, 55, is the lone candidate in the riding thus far bidding to run for Maxime Bernier's newly formed federal party.

Townsend currently works at Humber College as a radio engineering support after years as an on-air announcer at various stations.

He enters the People's Party nomination race with no previous political experience, but believes that may not be a bad thing.

"Most career politicians are lawyers and I believe that voters are ready for some serious changes in Ottawa," Townsend explains. "That can't happen if the same groups of people simply trade chairs in the House of Commons."

Townsend says he was drawn to the People's Party because of its foundational principles.

"Individual freedom, personal responsibility, respect and fairness," Townsend says. "I think these are ideas that most closely reflect the needs and attitudes of the electorate across Canada and in Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound."

The Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound nomination meeting for the People's Party of Canada will take place May 10 in Owen Sound.

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