Posted on Friday March 8, 2019 at 12:01 p.m.
NDP seek GPR candidate for federal election
The NDP is on the hunt for a candidate to win the Glengarry-Prescott-Russell riding for the party in this year’s federal election.
Bonnie Jean-Louis has been the face of the party in GPR during several provincial and federal elections. She is not standing as a candidate this year because of other commitments, but she is leading the campaign to find a new name for the NDP to put on the federal ballot.
“Are you socially progressive and your heart votes New Democrat every time it can? We need you!” Jean-Louis stated in a news release emailed to local media, as part of the NDP’s combined candidate search and membership drive in Glengarry-Prescott-Russell.
“First and foremost, we are hoping to recruit new blood," stated Jean-Louis, adding that recent provincial elections have seen an increase in the number of NDP votes in GPR. “New ideas equal new possibilities. We can’t compare voter intentions from provincial campaigns to federal, but we can anchor the ones that are loyal to the cause.”