NDP parachute candidate into SDSG

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SDSG – Ottawa construction worker Trevor Kennedy has been chosen by the party as the local NDP candidate in Stormont-Dundas-South Glengarry.

The local NDP riding association had been struggling to select a candidate in the riding since the snap election call on August 15.

Local riding officials had announced last week that they had selected a candidate and that person was undergoing the veting process by the national party. That process was stopped by the national party over the weekend.

The riding association said on Facebook that there was a local candidate but the vetting and acclamation process could not be completed by the Elections Canada deadline. The candidate nomination period closed August 30 at 2 p.m.

Any political party can override the local riding association and select a candidate to run for the party in a riding, a process that is called parachuting.

The party said that Kennedy is a “huge Jagmeet supporter and wants to use his voice to support the NDP values and platform.”

Kennedy is returning to school this fall in the construction trades. No other biographical information on the candidate was available at publication deadline.

Phillip Blancher, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, The Morrisburg Leader

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