Hamilton Mountain federal Liberal cool heels waiting for nomination meeting

News Apr 20, 2015 by Kevin Werner Hamilton Mountain News

The Hamilton Mountain federal Liberals are delaying a nomination meeting to give other possible candidates time to enter the race.

Tyler Banham, president of the Liberal Party of Canada (Ontario) said there are two more people that are expected to be “green-lighted” to run for the nomination for Hamilton Mountain. In addition, Ward 6 councillor Tom Jackson is still mulling over the possibility he will jump into the race.

“The (race) is only going to get better,” said Banham. “The mountain will benefit (with a race).”

The Hamilton Mountain federal Liberal race is already crowded with candidates Shaun Burt, Jan Park Dorsay, and Bruno Uggenti  already campaigning for members support.

Banham said the Hamilton West Ancaster Dundas federal Liberal riding race, which has six people running for the nomination, attracted more people to the Liberal party. Philomena Tassi won the contest in a close vote.

He said the Hamilton Mountain federal Liberals had about 200 people. With the race underway, the membership has jumped to about 800. He compares that number to the Hamilton Mountain federal NDP nomination contest won by Ward 7 councillor Scott Duvall. During the March 29 nomination vote, over 250 people voted.

“For the NDP to have a must win in the riding, that isn’t that strong of a turnout,” said Banham.

The Liberals have 84 candidates nominated out of 121 Ontario ridings, while the Conservatives have 92 candidates and the NDP 71, according to the website Pundits Guide to Canadian Elections. Out of the 338 seats, the Liberals have 240 nominated candidates, followed by the Conservatives with 232 and the NDP with 197. The NDP lead the major parties with 81 female candidates, followed by the Liberals with 78 and the Conservatives with 44.

“We have been putting an emphasis on nominating more women candidates,” said Banham.

Hamilton Mountain remains the last federal riding in Hamilton to nominate both a Liberal and Conservative candidate.

The Hamilton Mountain federal Conservative riding association did have a candidate earlier this year, but the person had to back out. The association is now waiting until after the provincial Progressive Conservative leadership contest is over before focusing on a federal candidate. The provincial Tories are scheduled to announce their now leader May 9 in Toronto.

Meanwhile, Uggenti has challenged Burt and Park Dorsay to a panel discussion to discuss the party’s policies and platform.

“This will allow the Liberal Party members to get to know of us in advance of the nomination meeting,” stated Uggenti.

 

Hamilton Mountain federal Liberal cool heels waiting for nomination meeting

News Apr 20, 2015 by Kevin Werner Hamilton Mountain News

The Hamilton Mountain federal Liberals are delaying a nomination meeting to give other possible candidates time to enter the race.

Tyler Banham, president of the Liberal Party of Canada (Ontario) said there are two more people that are expected to be “green-lighted” to run for the nomination for Hamilton Mountain. In addition, Ward 6 councillor Tom Jackson is still mulling over the possibility he will jump into the race.

“The (race) is only going to get better,” said Banham. “The mountain will benefit (with a race).”

The Hamilton Mountain federal Liberal race is already crowded with candidates Shaun Burt, Jan Park Dorsay, and Bruno Uggenti  already campaigning for members support.

Banham said the Hamilton West Ancaster Dundas federal Liberal riding race, which has six people running for the nomination, attracted more people to the Liberal party. Philomena Tassi won the contest in a close vote.

He said the Hamilton Mountain federal Liberals had about 200 people. With the race underway, the membership has jumped to about 800. He compares that number to the Hamilton Mountain federal NDP nomination contest won by Ward 7 councillor Scott Duvall. During the March 29 nomination vote, over 250 people voted.

“For the NDP to have a must win in the riding, that isn’t that strong of a turnout,” said Banham.

The Liberals have 84 candidates nominated out of 121 Ontario ridings, while the Conservatives have 92 candidates and the NDP 71, according to the website Pundits Guide to Canadian Elections. Out of the 338 seats, the Liberals have 240 nominated candidates, followed by the Conservatives with 232 and the NDP with 197. The NDP lead the major parties with 81 female candidates, followed by the Liberals with 78 and the Conservatives with 44.

“We have been putting an emphasis on nominating more women candidates,” said Banham.

Hamilton Mountain remains the last federal riding in Hamilton to nominate both a Liberal and Conservative candidate.

The Hamilton Mountain federal Conservative riding association did have a candidate earlier this year, but the person had to back out. The association is now waiting until after the provincial Progressive Conservative leadership contest is over before focusing on a federal candidate. The provincial Tories are scheduled to announce their now leader May 9 in Toronto.

Meanwhile, Uggenti has challenged Burt and Park Dorsay to a panel discussion to discuss the party’s policies and platform.

“This will allow the Liberal Party members to get to know of us in advance of the nomination meeting,” stated Uggenti.

 

Hamilton Mountain federal Liberal cool heels waiting for nomination meeting

News Apr 20, 2015 by Kevin Werner Hamilton Mountain News

The Hamilton Mountain federal Liberals are delaying a nomination meeting to give other possible candidates time to enter the race.

Tyler Banham, president of the Liberal Party of Canada (Ontario) said there are two more people that are expected to be “green-lighted” to run for the nomination for Hamilton Mountain. In addition, Ward 6 councillor Tom Jackson is still mulling over the possibility he will jump into the race.

“The (race) is only going to get better,” said Banham. “The mountain will benefit (with a race).”

The Hamilton Mountain federal Liberal race is already crowded with candidates Shaun Burt, Jan Park Dorsay, and Bruno Uggenti  already campaigning for members support.

Banham said the Hamilton West Ancaster Dundas federal Liberal riding race, which has six people running for the nomination, attracted more people to the Liberal party. Philomena Tassi won the contest in a close vote.

He said the Hamilton Mountain federal Liberals had about 200 people. With the race underway, the membership has jumped to about 800. He compares that number to the Hamilton Mountain federal NDP nomination contest won by Ward 7 councillor Scott Duvall. During the March 29 nomination vote, over 250 people voted.

“For the NDP to have a must win in the riding, that isn’t that strong of a turnout,” said Banham.

The Liberals have 84 candidates nominated out of 121 Ontario ridings, while the Conservatives have 92 candidates and the NDP 71, according to the website Pundits Guide to Canadian Elections. Out of the 338 seats, the Liberals have 240 nominated candidates, followed by the Conservatives with 232 and the NDP with 197. The NDP lead the major parties with 81 female candidates, followed by the Liberals with 78 and the Conservatives with 44.

“We have been putting an emphasis on nominating more women candidates,” said Banham.

Hamilton Mountain remains the last federal riding in Hamilton to nominate both a Liberal and Conservative candidate.

The Hamilton Mountain federal Conservative riding association did have a candidate earlier this year, but the person had to back out. The association is now waiting until after the provincial Progressive Conservative leadership contest is over before focusing on a federal candidate. The provincial Tories are scheduled to announce their now leader May 9 in Toronto.

Meanwhile, Uggenti has challenged Burt and Park Dorsay to a panel discussion to discuss the party’s policies and platform.

“This will allow the Liberal Party members to get to know of us in advance of the nomination meeting,” stated Uggenti.