Cornwall Ontario – James Borer was re-elected President of the Local Provincial Riding Association. Mr. Borer’s trajectory in politics started with his own family issue that was assisted by MPP at the time, former Liberal Jim Brownell who quit before the next election.
Mr. Brownell is aboard as a director along with a slew of familiar names, Claude Poirier, Denis Sabourin, Allison St. Jean, and some new names, Usmaan Alam as Executive VP, local lawyer Michelle Allinote (rumored to be the next candidate) , Dale Fobert, Melinda Fenton, Ryan MacKay as treasurer, and the team of Agape poobah Alyssa Blais who wrote that she is running for City Council, but has yet to file her papers and her husband John
never seen a cronyism gig he’d turn down Earle. Beverly Pyke in between trying to start a rival Band Council in Akwesasne is also on the team.
In the last provincial election divisive and petty politics turned the riding Blue from Red. Mark A MacDonald won the nomination over what was said to be Mr. Brownell’s choice Pat Finucan in a stunning move when buses of new Canadians showed up to put Mr. MacDonald in the winners seat on the first ballot.
The Dalton McGuinty Liberals missed a majority by one seat. Mr. McGuinty fell on his sword over party scandals and was replaced by Kathleen Wynne; the Province’s first Openly Gay Premier.
Mr. Brownell was barely visible during the campaign as were several other prominent other Liberals in the riding, and most of the current group of directors.
Asked for a comment Mr. MacDonald stated:
I wish them nothing but the best in the future.
In the interim things have been very quiet in Liberal land; almost as quiet as in the Federal Liberal picture in the riding where it’s expected that things should perk up with Justin Trudeau leading the party in the next election however the buzz is that Eric Duncan, Mayor of North Dundas, and engine behind the local Blue Machine that has secured huge victories for MP Guy Lauzon, MPP Jim Mcdonell, and Mr. Duncan himself; will be replacing a retiring Lauzon.
Mr. Borer, the contact person on the press release, did not respond to email or phone calls this morning before press time.
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