Central by-election | Anna Gainey will be the Liberal candidate in Notre-Dame-de-Grace-Westmount

Central by-election |  Anna Gainey will be the Liberal candidate in Notre-Dame-de-Grace-Westmount

(Montreal) Anna Gainey will represent the Liberals in the Notre-Dame-de-Grace – Westmount by-election on June 19, trying to succeed Marc Garneau.


The executive director of the Gainey Foundation, which supports organizations that provide educational programs for young people, won her party’s primary on Monday.

“Thank you, NTG – Westmount, he wrote on Twitter. It’s a real honor to be trusted with you as the Liberal candidate in this important by-election. »

Liberal Party of Canada (LPC) soon Mr.me Gainey. “Anna, a dedicated community leader and former leader of the Liberal Party, is ready to actively represent her community in Ottawa,” she said in a Twitter post.

Former foreign minister and astronaut Mr. He will try to win after Corneo.

Mme Gainey has also served as a policy advisor to the Department of National Defense and the Department of Veterans Affairs.

In this riding, he will cross swords with especially conservative accountant Matthew Kaminsky, whose nomination was confirmed Monday evening.

“The hardworking citizens of Notre-Dame-de-Grace-Westmount deserve a government that puts them first. Only a government led by Pierre Poilievre will allow Canadians to take back control of their lives and bring common sense back to Parliament,” Kaminski said in a statement.

Mr. has work experience in Public Audit and Corporate Investment Accounting. Kaminsky describes himself as a “fiscal conservative who believes in transparency and fiscal responsibility.”

“In the next election, we want to provide Quebecers and especially the citizens of NDG-Westmount with a solid and credible alternative. Mathieu will be a proud representative of his region in the future government led by Pierre Poilivre,” said Pierre Paul-Huss, Conservative lieutenant governor for Quebec.

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Two New Democratic Party (NDP) candidates are campaigning in Notre-Dame-de-Grâce-Westmount to represent the party in the next by-election: Jean-François Filion, an English teacher, and Malcolm Lewis-Richmond, a longtime party member.

Green Party Vice President Jonathan Bednold also plans to run in Notre-Dame-de-Grace-Westmount.

Elsewhere in the country

Three other ridings will elect their MPs on June 19: Oxford, Ontario, as well as Portage-Lisker and Winnipeg-South Centre, Manitoba.

The Liberal Party announced Monday evening that Ben Carr will succeed his late father Jim Carr as MP for Winnipeg South Centre. The former Liberal minister for international trade diversification died in December 2022.

Kerry Smith and David Hilderley will represent the PLC in Portage-Lisker and Oxford, respectively.

Voters in the four constituencies concerned will be able to vote at their polling stations on June 19, the election day, or in advance from June 9 to 12. They can vote at their Elections Canada office anytime between now and June 13, or they can vote by special ballot by making a request before 6 p.m. June 13.

Meanwhile, Alberta Conservative MP Bob Benson resigned his seat in the Calgary Heritage riding late last year. A by-election should be held in this constituency by July 2 to elect a new vice-chancellor.

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