Thursday, May 12, 2005

Roundup

News from all over...

CBC runs a feature on the expected close race in the Saint John Conservative nomination fight between Lisa Keenan, the former president of the New Brunswick Conservative party, lawyer John Wallace, and Jim Parrott, a cardiac surgeon.

An action packed nomination update of nomination doings in most of Southwestern Ontario is found in today's London Free Press. Of news to NomWatch readers is the nomination of Pat Davidson, warden of Lambton County and mayor of Plympton-Wyoming, as the Conservative candidate challenging Liberal Roger Gallaway in Sarnia-Lambton. Also, "in Oxford, Kaye Sargent, who declined to give her age, will again campaign for office as a Libertarian candidate."

Add Whistler Councilor Ted Milner to the list of candidates vieing to replace John Reynolds as Conservative candidate in West Vancouver-Sunshine Coast-Sea-to-Sky (More a travelogue than a riding name, but what can you do...), according to The Powell River Peak.

Victoria News reports that Victoria city councillor Denise Savoie and Laura Acton, former director of community relations at the New VI, have announced plans to seek the NDP nomination in the riding of Victoria, as will former Victoria Mayor and 2004 candidate David Turner.

Former Nova Scotia Finance Minister Greg Kerr won the Conservative nomination in West Nova, beating out Yarmouth County Councillor Gilles Robichaud. He will face former Chretien (who he?) minister Robert Thibault.

Marc Deslauriers, a billingual and bicultural boy from Baie-Comeau (that rings a bell, somewhere...) has been nominated as the Conservative candidate in Manicougan, according to Radio-Canada. Of course, there were only a dozen people at the nomination, but we still count it as news. Barely.

And what of the Brampton NDP, I hear you ask? In Brampton-Springdale the rumour is that Kathy Pounder, the party's candidate in the 2003 provincial and 2004 federal election, will seek renomination. In Bramalea-Gore-Malton, former NDP candidate Fernando Miranda is looking to run again, and in Brampton West, the local party is apparantly courting former 2003 provincial and 2004 federal candidate Cesar Martello to seek renomination.