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Thursday, May 8, 2014

NDP To Elect Huron-Bruce Rep

Huron-Bruce | by Peter Jackson  

Willi Laurie or Jan Johnstone will be named as NDP candidate.

The slate of candidates for Ontario's three major parties contesting the June 12th election in Huron-Bruce is close to complete.

New Democrats will nominate their candidate at a meeting in Goderich Thursday.

Huron-Bruce NDP Electoral Association President John Rich says party members will choose between veterans Willi Laurie and Jan Johnstone.

Rich believes Johnstone's background as a trustee and former Chair of the Bluewater District School Board shows her commitment to fiscal responsibility.

Johnstone also ran for the NDP in Huron-Bruce in the 1997 federal election.

Rich says Laurie brings 26 years of election experience to the nomination race including managing the last two NDP provincial and federal campaigns in Huron-Bruce.

He says Laurie also has a strong resume in education as a teacher, administrator and trustee with the Avon-Maitland District Board.

Rich tells Bayshore Broadcasting News the New Democrats have a good chance of winning the riding.

He says Liberal Candidate Colleen Schenk is trying to defend a scandal-ridden government while PC incumbent Lisa Thompson is having a difficult time trying to promote an anti wind-turbine agenda even within the Tory ranks.

With the NDP nomination Huron-Bruce will become almost unique in that all three major party candidates will be women.

The Huron-Bruce NDP nomination meeting will be held at the Huron County Museum on North Street in Goderich at 7 PM on Thursday.



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