CORNWALL Ontario – What’s in a name? Well if you’re name is Justin it might just be a hot thing in the 2015 as a Federal election is zooming up.
Some think that our PM will even trigger an early vote.
Here in SD&SG our MP Guy Lauzon has announced he will run again. Why not? It’s not hard work for a MP that really doesn’t do much other than parrot whatever Ottawa tells him to say.
While many have complained about Mr. Lauzon’s lack of local representation the local Liberal party has made his re-election easy with multiple implosions.
Denis Sabourin ran against him and lost. The solution was to bring in Bernadette Clement, a lawyer and popular councilor. Clement was recently the only incumbent to get more votes in the 2014 election even with the taint and scandal of the last term of the Kilger clique.
She literally spent nearly two years hiding from the local Conservative machine before pulling in less votes than Sabourin. Her “New Way” clearly wasn’t the way desired by voters; certainly not in Dundas.
Rumblings in Liberal land is that hot shot lawyer Andre Bourgon is the “Guy”, but now that Justin Towndale has returned home from his first political exploits in Toronto and gained a seat on council word is that he’s being fast tracked to be ready to run in 2015.
Mr. Towndale has denied any such thing; but the thing about buzz and rumors is that they don’t usually happen accidentally. Liberals are far more loose lipped than Conservatives and under Trudeau they have their best shot at regaining this seat.
The riding association has really lost its footing. It’s recent Maple Leaf dinner with VIP guest Marc Garneau drew less than 40 people and was said to actually have lost money which is never a goal for a fund raiser.
What do you think CFN viewers? Do the Liberals have a chance in this riding in 2015? You can post your comments below.
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