Cornwall ON – It looks like the run for the Liberal nomination in SD&SG Ontario is going to be a 3 horse race; although some are speculating that it may be as many as 5 shortly!
Long time Liberal mover and shaker and pundit on Seawayradio.com, Denis Sabourin is expected to make the announcement this afternoon that he will be joining Mark MacDonald and Pat Finucan in seeking to lead the Liberals Provincially after MPP Jim Brownell retires.
Mr. Sabourin also works on The Hill for MP Larry Bagnell, and has run for office before while also spending a number of years as a successful school board trustee.
When queried about the new name and names, Mr. Finucan replied:
“I welcome Denis Sabourin to the race and the competition for the nomination is good for the Liberal Party.”
Rumblings are still mentioning the names of Dean Hollingsworth and popular City Councilor, and Federal Liberal Candidate Bernadette Clement who has refused to rule out a run provincially.
It should be a very interesting run leading up to the nomination. The Conservatives locally still only have two nominees, while the NDP still have no person to step forward for their nomination.
Mr. Sabourin officially confirmed is intentions with the following press release this afternoon.
Denis Sabourin, a long-time community activist, former constituency worker and school board trustee announced that he is filing his papers to the Ontario Liberal Party in order to seek the provincial Liberal nomination for Stormont-Dundas-South Glengarry.
“Much of my career has been in working for the public and I feel it is time now to do more for our region”, said Denis Sabourin. While noting that he wishes to build on present MPP Jim Brownell’s legacy, Denis Sabourin indicated that he wanted to direct his attention to health, education, seniors, economic development, the agricultural sector and the environment.
“My objective is to provide a strong voice to represent our unique urban and rural regions in order to help them fulfil their economic potential”, stated Denis Sabourin. “I will be relentless in my efforts to consult and represent the aspirations of the people of Stormont-Dundas-South Glengarry”.
Mr. Sabourin, is a well-known community activist who worked 11 years as an executive assistant to then former Stormont-Dundas Charlottenburgh Liberal MP Bob Kilger, as a journalist and served 15 years as a school board trustee with the former Stormont-Dundas Glengarry and the amalgamated Catholic District School Board of Eastern Ontario. He currently works on Parliament Hill as the Chief of Staff for Yukon M.P. Larry Bagnell, Official Opposition Critic for Arctic Issues and Northern Development.
In the next few weeks, Denis will be meeting with voters throughout the riding to ask them to join him in his efforts to strengthen our community.
If you are interested in supporting Denis Sabourin in his bid to win the Liberal nomination in Stormont Dundas South Glengarry you can join the Ontario Liberal Party by going to the party website at www.ontarioliberal.ca and click on “Get Involved” then click on “Join.”
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