Federal NDP to choose candidate Feb. 27

With three nominees in the race, the federal NDP will choose their candidate for Vancouver Island North at a nomination meeting Feb. 27 in Courtenay.

  • Feb. 8, 2011 12:00 p.m.

With three nominees in the race, the federal NDP will choose their candidate for Vancouver Island North at a nomination meeting Feb. 27 in Courtenay.

Port McNeill town councillor Shirley Ackland, former Courtenay city councillor Erik Eriksson, and current Courtenay city councillor Ronna-Rae Leonard have put their names forward for the nomination.

We’re very excited to have three strong nominees with great track records of serving their communities,” said Roger Kishi, president of the Vancouver Island North NDP riding association.

NDP members throughout the riding are looking forward to a lively contest,” he said. “Whatever the outcome, we know we’ll have a strong candidate who will provide voters in this riding with a positive alternative to Stephen Harper and the Conservatives.”

NDP members will be able to vote by mail, or in person at the meeting, which will take place at the Native Sons Hall at 360 Cliffe Ave. For those who vote live at the meeting, registration opens at 12:30 p.m. and closes at 1:30 p.m. The meeting will begin at 1 p.m.

For the past three elections, Vancouver Island North has been a swing riding between the Conservatives and New Democrats.

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