CORNWALL Ontario – Justin Trudeau is stopping in Alexandria and Cornwall Ontario on Canada Day. With a year until his first election shot at becoming Prime Minister of Canada every seat will count.
For example in the recent Provincial election none of the leaders dropped by Cornwall because it was a forgone conclusion that incumbent MPP PC Jim McDonell would have no trouble retaining the seat.
Current Harper MP Guy Lauzon is scheduled to resign with rumblings that his exec assistant, Warden of the United Counties, and mayor of North Dundas, Eric Duncan will be his heir replacement.
The problem is that the Harperites are under the gun even in this riding which will be no easy cakewalk as both Lauzon and Duncan have some issues.
Some as open as Mr. Lauzon’s non performance in the recent plunking of chem tanks on Cornwall’s waterfront which many think a back door deal of some sort to Mr. Duncan’s less than open style of leadership.
Thought to be the machine behind the “Blue Machine” in this part of Eastern Ontario, Duncan will have to prove that he’s able to pull strings in front of the curtain as well as behind in the shadows.
The Federal Liberals in the riding still don’t have a candidate. Their last one, Councilor Bernadette Clement, is part of the scandal plagued Kilger Council in Cornwall which is also tainted by the waterfront mess.
Certainly having Duncan run against Clement would have some back spin as a competition.
Who would you vote for Cornwall?
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