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Federal NDP #RingOfFire Advisor Wants to Run for NDP in Kenora

Howard Hampton, former Ontario NDP leader and cabinet minister, as well as federal NDP leader Tom Muclair’s Special Advisor for the RoF, has announced he’s seeking the NDP nomination for the Kenora riding.

From his news release (via TBNewswatch):

“…. As Tom Mulcair’s Special Advisor for The Ring of Fire, Hampton said Northwestern Ontario’s economy has suffered badly under the Harper Conservatives.

“Thousands of good jobs have been lost across Northwestern Ontario since the election of the Harper Conservatives,” Hampton said.

“They spend public money on advertising promoting themselves, but have done little to create jobs and a better future for our communities.”

Hampton’s priority is to build good working relations with First Nations across Northwestern Ontario and create new opportunities and good, sustainable jobs in the process.

“If we want to see new jobs in the mining, forestry, and tourism sectors, working cooperatively with First Nations is absolutely necessary ….”

More here and here.

It promises to be an intriguing race in Kenora.

The incumbent is the current Conservative federal RoF Minister, Greg Rickford.

One of those seeking the Liberal nomination in Kenora is former MP and Indian affairs minister, Bob Nault.


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