Canadians will vote for a new government on Sept. 20. Who are your south Island candidates?
Laurel Collins will run for her second term with the NDP in a seat the party has held since 2006. Newcomer Nick Loughton will run as the Green candidate, and Nikki Macdonald will once again run as the Liberal candidate. Hannah Hodson will run for the Conservatives. John Randal Phipps will run for the People’s Party of Canada. Janis Zroback is running for the Communist Party of Canada and Jordan Reichert for the Animal Protection Party of Canada.
While Elizabeth May is no longer Canada’s Green Party leader, she remains an active member, and will campaign to keep the seat she won in 2011 — when she became the first federally elected Green Member of Parliament. NDP candidate Sabina Singh and Conservative party candidate David Busch are both repeating their bids for the seat. The Liberal party has nominated a new candidate, Sherri Moore-Arbour, a public relations consultant who previously worked on Jody Wilson-Raybould’s 2015 campaign. People’s Party of Canada nominated David Hilderman. Dock Currie is running for the Communist Party of Canada.
Randall Garrison has represented this riding for the NDP since 2011. Against him are two new candidates: Doug Kobayashi for the Liberals and Harley Gordon for the Greens. The Conservative party is represented by Laura Frost; Rob Anderson is running for the People’s Party. Tyson Riel Strandlund is running for the Communist Party of Canada.
Another long-time NDP riding, two-term incumbent Alistair MacGregor will run against Conservative candidate Alana DeLong and Liberal candidate Blair Herbert. Lia Versaevel who ran for the provincial Green party in Nanaimo last year will take on this riding for the federal Greens. Mark Hecht is running for the People’s Party.
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This story was updated Aug. 31 to include later nominations.