DARRYL KNIGHT The Standard
UXBRIDGE: With more than six months before the next federal election, parties are already lining up their candidates to contest for the right to represent the new Pickering-Uxbridge riding.
At Pickering’s Don Beer Arena on Wednesday, March 11, the Pickering-Uxbridge Federal NDP held their inaugural AGM.
Primary school teacher, labour organizer and yoga instructor Pamela Downward was acclaimed as the association's candidate for the expected 2015 federal election.
Corneliu Chisu, the incumbent Conservative MP for Pickering-Scarbrough East will seek to maintain his seat in the Oct. 19 election.
Chisu is currently a member of the National Defence Committee, the Standing Committee on Official Languages, as well as the Executive Committee of the Canada-Nato Parliamentary Group, Canada-Europe Parliamentary Friendship Group, and the Interparliamentary Union.
In January, Pickering Ward 1 Regional Councillor Jennifer O’Connell was the winner of the Liberal nomination for the riding.
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