Premier Robert Ghiz, right, talks with Sean Casey, past president of the Greater Charlottetown Area Chamber of Commerce, and Berni Wood, the incoming president, at the chambers annual general meeting Monday. Guardian photo
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.