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PostPosted: Sat Oct 16, 2010 9:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

( somegood news out of windsor a provincial liberal stronghold , city councillor Dave Brister is seeking the nomination in Essex )


Windsor councillor Dave Brister to seek PC nomination in Essex
By Gary Rennie October 13, 2010

The Windsor StarWINDSOR, Ont. — Two-term city Coun. Dave Brister wants a new job fighting fiscal flab at the provincial level as a Tory MPP.

But rather than take on Liberal cabinet minister Sandra Pupatello, Brister is seeking the PC nomination in the Essex riding ruled since 1993 by Liberal Bruce Crozier.

"It's a good fit for me," said Brister, who's now playing up his LaSalle boyhood instead of the years as a South Windsor community activist opposing the Detroit River Tunnel Partnership. "I'm going back to the riding I grew up in."

If he gets the PC nomination on Nov. 18, Brister promised to move his family from Windsor back into the riding, which includes all of Essex County, except for Tecumseh and Leamington.

Brister expects a contested nomination, although he doesn't have a confirmed opponent. He's been selling party memberships in the county in recent weeks. Riding association president Peter Neilson said Tuesday other candidates have been interviewed, but he wouldn't say who or how many.

So far, only Brister has confirmed interest in the nomination, he said.

More candidates could also surface after the Oct. 25 municipal elections, Neilson said.

The process of picking a candidate is open until a few days before the nomination meeting.

"You can't just show up at the meeting," Neilson said.

Some leadtime is needed to schedule a local interview, a party executive interview in Toronto and a review of the prospective candidate's record, Neilson explained.

"Name recognition helps," Neilson noted. He's happy to have Brister and his name recognition already in the PC fold. "He's very personable," said Neilson, a LaSalle dentist.

Neilson wasn't sure how many members the riding currently has given the changing numbers recently.

Although Neilson has been involved off-and-on in the riding for more than a decade, the association hasn't been especially active since the 2007 election when PC hopeful Richard Kniaziew lost to Crozier by almost 10,000 votes.

Brister is under no illusions that beating Crozier will be easy. "It's always a challenge to unseat an incumbent," he said.

A former Leamington mayor, Crozier hasn't had a close race since he was elected, defeating a string of former county mayors, as well as former NDP MPP Pat Hayes in five election victories.

But Brister is already stockpiling his verbal ammunition, should he get the PC nomination.

The Liberal health tax, recent Harmonized Sales Tax implementation, rising electrical rates, and bloated government bureaucracies will be ripe targets in the next election, Brister figures.

Ontario PC Leader Tim Hudak's message of making the province financially competitive again to lure more investment and create jobs is playing well with voters, Brister believes.

The average family is falling behind under the Liberal tax burden, he says.

Taking the money going to the boards and staff of Local Health Integrated Networks and putting it into "frontline health care" is just one PC idea, Brister says.

Brister, 50, lost his job as a senior financial analyst with Hiram Walker and Sons Ltd. in a restructuring. He launched a landscaping business soon after.

He came to public attention as a community leader fighting the DRTP's plan to turn its railway tunnel under the Detroit River into a new border crossing for trucks.

Since his election, Brister has strongly backed Mayor Eddie Francis and council's GreenLink option for more tunnels to minimize the impact of connecting an expanded Highway 401 to a new Detroit River crossing.

But with the city's fight ending with the Ontario government and the Detroit River International Crossing plan proceeding, Brister doesn't expect that will surface as an issue between the parties in the next provincial election.

Brister supports the crossing moving forward with the potential for increased trade and new jobs.

"No one wants to go back and revisit it," he said.


Read more: http://www.windsorstar.com/new.....z12X3HJOSv
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 16, 2010 9:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

( another strong candidate has also emerged in oakville )

Dominik Kurek, OAKVILLE BEAVER STAFF
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Oct 15, 2010 - 3:50 PM
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Larry Scott wants Oakville PC party nomination. Larry Scott The current chief of staff for Oakville MP Terence Young has thrown in his own hat into the political mix.

Larry Scott, who was campaign manager for Young in 2008 when the federal Conservative candidate was elected, will now have a campaign of his own, provincially.

On Wednesday morning, the 55-year-old held a press conference to declare he is seeking the candidacy in the Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario’s Oakville riding.

“Last Thursday evening (Oct. 14) I saw a strange sight. I saw people in Oakville with tears of joy over something their provincial government was not going to do,” he said in his prepared speech.

“This issue is not over. Even after canceling this foolish proposal last week because of the efforts of the C4CA, they still don’t admit it was because of health concerns. Why? Because they plan on pushing ahead with a similar plant next to one of the richest farm lands in Canada, the Holland Marsh.”

He went on to say, “I believe that people have the right to live in their homes and community without being under threat of their own government and I intend to do something about it.”

Scott made his presentation on a vacant employment property at 1453 Cornwall Rd. On one side of this property there is a clear view of where the 900-megawatt gas-fired power plant would have been built at 1500 Royal Windsor Dr. not far away. On the other side of Cornwall there is a school.

“I picked this location because what has happened here should not have happened,” he said referring to the proposed power plant.

Another reason why he’s hoping to become an MPP for Oakville is because he hopes to curb the rampant spending by the Province that has increased Ontario’s debt. He also wants to stop the tax increases by the Province.

“In 2003 Mr. McGuinty, Kevin Flynn (Oakville MPP) along with Liberal colleagues solemnly promised not to raise taxes. Then they created the largest tax increase in Ontario’s history — the health fee — sucking tens of millions of dollars out of Ontario and Oakville.”

He also pointed to the creation of the HST and the flip-flop on the Eco Fee, which has since been scrapped. He also mentioned that hydro rates will go up by 40 per cent in the coming year.

“Yet, despite massive tax increases, McGuinty and Flynn have created a $20 billion deficit with no realistic plan to pay it down.”

Scott is a senior finance executive who has worked with banks and business in Canada and abroad. He was on the board of governors of Wilfrid Laurier University where he served on the finance, audit, pension and investments committees. He holds a bachelors degree in economics from Wilfrid Laurier and a master’s degree from Queen’s University. He’s worked with multiple organizations around Oakville and is currently the chief financial officer of the federal Conservative Party, Oakville Riding and is its past-president.


http://www.insidehalton.com/ne.....ar-so-good
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 29, 2010 10:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Vince Agovino won a contested nomination for Willowdale, beating two-time Toronto Centre candidate and red tory Pam Taylor.

http://www.ontariopc.com/news-.....illowdale/
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 31, 2010 6:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://www.stratfordbeaconhera.....?e=2824860

Third candidate for the nomination in Perth-Wellington.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 07, 2010 10:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

( John Yakabuski nominated a month back but must of missed it somehow , )

MPP Yakabuski nominated as provincial PC candidate for Renfew-Nipissing-Pembroke
Posted Sep 23, 2010

By Theresa Fritz


John Yakabuski, current Member of Parliament for Renfrew-Nipissing-Pembroke, House Leader for the PC Caucus and Energy Critic for the Official Opposition was re-nominated as the PC Party Candidate for this riding in the coming General Election, October 2011.
Doug Scheels, long-time supporter and member of the Association was pleased to stand to nominate Yakabuski at last Saturday’s meeting at the Royal Canadian Legion in Cobden.
Seconding the nomination was Valerie Trudel, RNPPPCA Executive & PC Ontario Youth Member.
Please see the Sept. 30 EMC for the full story.


http://www.emcarnprior.ca/2010.....g-Pembroke
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 07, 2010 10:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

( no surprise finance critic Norm Miller to run again in parry sound muskoka )

Norm Miller to Run Again on Tory Ticket
Saturday, 06 November 2010


Norm Miller will be on the ballot in next year’s provincial election for Parry Sound Muskoka. The MPP has been acclaimed by the Riding Association as their candidate for the Progressive Conservatives. First elected in a by-election in 2001, Miller won the vote in this riding in the next elections in 2003 and 2007. During his years at Queens Park he has held Critic portfolios in Northern Development and Mines, Natural Resources, Aboriginal Affairs and Research and Innovation. He is currently the Tory Party’s Finance Critic. Miller has most recently introduced a private member’s bill to increase paved shoulders on provincial highways for increased safety for cyclists and pedestrians and has been a champion of increased provincial funding for Muskoka Algonquin Healthcare’s growing deficit. The provincial election will be held in October, 2011.

http://moosefm.com/cfbg/news/2.....ory-ticket
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 07, 2010 10:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

( no challengers emerged so windsor city councillor David Brister is the Essex candidate )

'Excited' Brister Essex PC rep
City councillor gears up for provincial election
By Gary Rennie, The Windsor Star November 6, 2010

David Brister is gearing up to trade his city council job for one at the provincial level — he will repressent the Progressive Conservatives in the Essex riding in the next Ontario election.Photograph by: File photo, The Windsor StarIt's official.

Dave Brister is looking for a house in Essex County.

The two-term Windsor councillor has been confirmed as the provincial Progressive Conservative candidate for the Essex riding after no challengers emerged.

"We're excited," said Brister in an interview on Friday.

Liberal Bruce Crozier has held the Essex riding since 1993.

Putting together a campaign team and fundraising are the main priorities right now, Brister said.

The South Windsor resident said he and his wife, Teresa, have started looking for a house in the county, and expect to move into the riding early next year.

Brister long ago decided not to run again municipally.

Riding association president Peter Nielsen said some expressions of interest emerged in the last few weeks, but no one committed by an Oct. 29 deadline to contest the nomination set for Nov. 18.

The PC association will still meet on Nov. 18 to formally announce Brister's candidacy, but will have a guest speaker instead of a vote, Neilson said.

Neilson said he is disappointed the nomination won't be fought. A lively nomination battle with three or four candidates builds interest, and swells membership in the association, which gives the election campaign that follows a boost, he said.

The provincial election will be held in October 2011.

Cheryl Ford of Windsor had shown some interest in the Essex nomination for the Progressive Conservatives this past spring, but the riding association did not plan to have the nomination meeting until near year-end, Neilson said.

Waiting until after municipal elections concluded Oct. 25 kept the door open for some defeated candidates to consider running provincially, Neilson said. None did.

Neilson said the Conservative party's advice to the riding is to be patient in selecting a candidate so that "no stone is left unturned."

Brister grew up in LaSalle, but built his reputation as a community activist in South Windsor opposing the Detroit River Tunnel Partnership's plans to run trucks through the train tunnel.

The Essex riding includes Pelee Island, and the entire county except Tecumseh and Leamington.


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 07, 2010 10:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

( nomination meeting called in Northumberland Quinte West , although no idea who is running there or who main candidates be )

Progressive Conservative Riding Assoc.

Northumberland Quinte West, Ontario
Welcome to the official website of the Northumberland Quinte West Provincial Progressive Conservative Riding Association!Notice of Candidate Nomination Meeting

The Candidate Nomination Meeting is called for the purpose of selecting a candidate to represent the Ontario PC Party in the 2011 Provincial Election in the riding of Northumberland-Quinte West.

Location: East Northumberland Secondary School
71 Dundas St. E., Brighton, Ontario
Date: Saturday, December 4, 2010
Time: Registration 2 p.m. To 2:55 p.m.
Meeting Commences at 3 p.m.

To be eligible to vote at the meeting, a person must:

1.Hold a valid 2010 membership by November 14, 2010, and;
2.Register at the meeting in the time set out above.
Identification will be required in order to register. Please bring at least two (2) pieces of identification that together contain name, signature and proof of residence. If appropriate, confirmation of having attained the age of fourteen (14) may be required.

Memberships may be renewed/purchased by contacting the Membership Chair or by visiting the Party's website at www.ontariopc.com.

There will be no membership renewals/sales at the meeting that include eligibility to vote. There will be no advance or proxy voting.

Any person seeking to become a candidate for nomination must file papers with the President by November 14, 2010. Details on candidate eligibility may be found in the Rules Governing Candidate Nominations 2010 of the Ontario PC Party. Anyone interested in seeking the nomination is invited to contact the President at (705) 653-3144 for details.


Signed Mary Anne Irwin Date: November lst, 2010


Mary Anne Irwin, President/Membership Chair

http://www.nqwpc.ca/
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 08, 2010 1:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rob Milligan is running, not sure if anyone else is.

http://www.robmilligan.ca/
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 10, 2010 6:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

( n surprise Randy hillier to run again )

Hillier to seek re-election
Posted Nov 4, 2010

By EMC News

EMC News - Randy Hillier, current Member of the Provincial Legislature for Lanark, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington will run again as the PC candidate in the 2011 Ontario General Election.

With the full support of the membership of the LFL&A PC Association members, Hillier was acclaimed at the Association's nomination meeting Oct. 22.

Joining Hillier at the meeting was Federal Member of Parliament for LFL&A, Scott Reid, and PC Party Leader Tim Hudak.

"I look forward to serving in a Tim Hudak government in 2011," said Hiller

http://www.emcalmontecarletonp.....e-election
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 12, 2010 3:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

2007 candidate Antonio Garcia running again in Davenport

http://www.ontariopc.com/news-.....davenport/

2004 federal Conservative candidate Michael Mostyn in York Centre

http://www.ontariopc.com/news-.....rk-centre/
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 12, 2010 1:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

NQW Conservatives to pick candidate
Posted 1 day ago
Thu, Nov 11th, '10 - 7:38 am

There is a lot of interest in the Conservative party nomination for the next provincial election in Northumberland-Quinte West. Riding Association President Mary Anne Irwin says Rob Milligan of the Warkworth area and Cobourg resident Richard Greene have already filed their papers, and John Floyd of Port Hope plans to get his documents in today. The candidate selection meeting is set for December fourth at East Northumberland Secondary School in Brighton. Cathy Galt of Salem was the Tory candidate in the last provincial election, in 2007. The next election will be held in October, 2011.

http://www.quintenews.com/2010.....candidate/
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 12, 2010 11:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://www.wellandtribune.ca/A.....?e=2839316

Former Port Colbourne councillor Domenic Ursini going for the nod in Welland.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 12, 2010 11:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Staying in the Niagara area

http://www.stcatharinesstandar.....?e=2830810

Former Niagara Falls mayor Ted Salci won't seek the nomination, and in addition to Sandy Annunziata and Arlene White, another name I hadn't seen before, George Lepp is going for the Niagara Falls nod.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 13, 2010 6:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

( looks like Stormont Dundas should become a priority now that we know Jim Brownell is not going to run again in what was a close riding in 2007 )


MPP Brownell to retire from provincial politics
Updated: Sat Nov. 13 2010 2:24:27 PM

ctvottawa.ca

Long-time local politician Jim Brownell has announced he will not seek re-election to the Ontario legislature in next October's election.

Brownell, who is currently serving his second term as MPP for Stormont-Dundas-South Glengarry, said he will retire from politics to spend more time with his family.

"I am very proud of the work I have done as your representative at Queen's Park, and throughout my political career," said Brownell. "I just feel it is time to turn the page, relax and focus on my priorities closer to home."

Brownell was first elected to Queen's Park in 2003 after 14 years in municipal politics.

Currently, Brownell is the parliamentary assistant to the Minister of Consumer Services. He has previously served in the same role for the Minister of Health and Long-Term Care and the Minister of Tourism.


http://ottawa.ctv.ca/servlet/a.....hub=Ottawa
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