Wednesday, May 11, 2005

Nomination Overload

Dear God, can't a hardworking team of blogging amateurs have a day to ourselves?

We were back from the spa, midway through our second lunch, and about to send down to the kitchen for better conversation, some humility and another bottle of Pommery when if occurred to us that some nomination news might have built up in our absence. Here 'tis...

City Councilor Mike Wallace (not the leathery newsman) won the Conservative nomination in Burlington, beating former Miss Canada Blair Lancaster ... Summerside businessman Edward Guergis (a relation to Simcoe-Grey MP Helena G.?) is seeking the Egmont Conservative nomination, says the (Summerside) Journal-Pioneer ... The stage is just about set in Winnipeg South Centre - incumbent Liberal MP Anna Neville will face Conservative lawyer Michael Richards and archivist/historian New Democrat James Allum ... The Owen Sound Sun Times says Ben Lobb is the Conservative candidate in Huron-Bruce ... Colin Mackinnon will not run for the NDP in Simcoe-Grey after all, citing "personal reasons", says the Georgian Triangle News ... The Trentonian tells the world that retired OPP officer Rick Norlock will run for the Conservatives in Northumberland-Quinte West ... Former Saskatchewan Party honcho Brad Farquhar is the Conservative candidate against Ralph Goodale in Wascana, says The Leader-Post ... The Simcoe Reformer says one of Graeme Dunn, Valya Roberts or Andrew Thompson (not the no-show Liberal Senator, we are informed) will run for the NDP in Haldimand-Norfolk ... Oakville Liberal MP Bonnie Brown will face one of former Halton MPP Terrance Young or Andrew Pask, according to The Oakville Beaver ... Businessfella Alfonso Teshuba will run for the Cons in Windsor West, according to the Windsor Star ...