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NDP seeks candidates

Candidate recruitment is in full swing for the Vancouver Island North NDP as the party gears up for a nomination meeting in the coming weeks. 

“Several strong contenders are seriously considering a run for the nomination,” says Roger Kishi, president of the local NDP riding association.

“NDP members are getting excited about choosing a new candidate and gaining momentum as we prepare for the coming federal election.

“We’re confident that we can win back this riding,” Kishi said. “People are feeling more and more disappointed with Stephen Harper’s Conservative government, and they’re looking to Jack Layton and the NDP as a positive alternative.”

Kishi said the New Democrats will announce details of the local nomination meeting once potential candidates formally declare their intentions. Anyone interested in seeking the NDP nomination should call 1-877-338-1033, or e-mail: vinndp@shaw.ca for more information.

The New Democrats are seeking a new candidate for this riding after former MP Catherine Bell decided not to run in the next election so she could devote her attention to her new role as a businessperson.

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