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Ontario Liberals nominate former Durham MPP as an election candidate

DAN CEARNS, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, for The Standard

NORTH DURHAM: A familiar face is returning to the local political field in the Durham provincial riding.

Recently, the Ontario Liberal Party announced they had nominated Granville Anderson to be their Durham candidate in the upcoming provincial election.

Mr. Anderson previously served as Durham’s MPP from 2014 until 2018. He was defeated in the 2018 election by then Conservative candidate Lindsey Park, who became an Independent last year.

Following the defeat, Mr. Anderson told The Standard he would do “whatever [he could] to build [his] community up, as I have been doing over the last 30 years.”

Later that same year, he was elected to the Clarington council, where he currently serves as Regional Councillor and Deputy Mayor.

“It is critically important we have a strong voice at the table looking out for our best interests,” Mr. Anderson said in a statement. “I am proud of the work we were able to accom-plish during my previous term in government, and I am prepared to continue that work again, to serve the great people of the Durham riding.”

In his own statement, Ontario Liberal Party leader Steven Del Duca explained why the party chose Mr. Anderson as their candidate. “I have witnessed firsthand how much of a tremendous representative Granville is for Durham,” he said. “With Granville as their MPP, residents in Durham will have a proven fighter on their side at Queen’s Park.”

The Ontario provincial election is scheduled to be held on Thursday, June 2nd.

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