Tuesday, April 26, 2005

News from Southwestern Ontario. Jerry Pickard, longtime Chatham Liberal MP, most recently representing a riding called "Chatham-Kent-Essex" is retiring, citing health concerns, per the London Free Press.

The Free Press also reports that Al Gretzky, uncle of the Great One has been acclaimed as Conservative candidate in London West, where he will likely face incumbent Liberal Sue Barnes.

Also mentioned is that London lawyer Dan Mailer has announced he's seeking the Conservative nomination in London-Fanshawe, challenging decisive Liberal MP Pat O'Brien.