Democracy in Brandon-Souris persists in its vibrancy.
Chris Kennedy insists his ability to mail an application should not be in question, but he and the equally disqualified Len Isleifson have now publicly pledged their support for Conservative nominee Larry Maguire. Unconvinced, the editors of the Brandon Sun suggest Mr. Maguire should call on his party to reopen the nomination.
Meanwhile, the former Progressive Conservative MP for the riding, Rick Borotsik, posed for a picture with Justin Trudeau. And a day after saying he would run as an independent, “card-carrying Conservative” and Killarney-Turtle Mountain Mayor Rick Pauls says he might seek the Liberal nomination.
“I have had some calls from some Liberals asking whether I would consider throwing my hat in their nomination ring. At this point all I’m prepared to say is that I will do anything to ensure that we do not elect a Conservative MP in this area,” Killarney-Turtle Mountain Mayor Rick Pauls told the Sun yesterday. “It’s the worst political move that I feel we could do for Brandon-Souris.”
Meanwhile, New Democrats have chosen welder and union leader Cory Szczepanski as their candidate.