Posted on Friday, April 12, 2019 at 1:00pm
Konstantine Malakos named GPR NDP candidate
Konstantine Malakos is ready to change Glengarry-Prescott-Russell to NDP Orange instead of Liberal Red or Conservative Blue in this October’s federal election.
Malakos was acclaimed Thursday evening as the party’s candidate during the GPR NDP Riding Association’s nomination meeting.
“It’s an honour to have this opportunity,” said Malakos during a media interview session following his candidate confirmation. “Now I need to start knocking on some doors. My goal is to meet every last voter in this riding.”
"I will go (campaigning) in earnest after the April nomination meeting, should I win,” Malakos said during a Wednesday phone interview.
Originally from Ontario, Malakos now lives in the tiny Québec village of Sainte-Justine-de-Newton but almost all of his interests are still on the other side of the Ottawa River in and around Glengarry and Prescott counties. This close feeling for the region is one of the main reasons why he wants to run as the NDP’s candidate in the GPR.
One of his chief concerns as a candidate is to strengthen Canada’s supply management system for local agriculture, including protecting smaller operations from getting squeezed out by big agribusinees companies.
“We need to see more small family farms get into the market,” Malakos said. “We do need to see more small family farms benefit.”