The former president of the Liberal Party of Prince Edward Island will represent the federal Liberals in Charlottetown.
Sean Casey, 47, was unopposed for the nomination during a convention in Charlottetown this evening.
Casey, a lawyer, is married to Kathleen Casey, who is a Liberal MLA and Speaker of the P.E.I. legislature.
Casey says he will be on the campaign trail full-time beginning tomorrow, and until the next election. It is widely expected that Canadians will be going to the polls in a federal election in May.
"I expect there will be an election called next month and I am proceeding on that basis," Casey said to a packed room at The Guild in Charlottetown.
"I take nothing for granted. Tomorrow, I start door-to-door campaigning, and I am going to make my first election promise that I will not be outworked. It will not be easy, and I will need the help and support of each and every one of you."
... Read Wayne Thibodeau's tweets from the Liberal nominating meeting at twitter.com/guardianwayne. Full details in The Guardian tomorrow.