Casey's name goes on ballot for Liberals in Charlottetown

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Premier Robert Ghiz, right, talks with Sean Casey, and Berni Wood in this Guardian file 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.

 

Organizations: Liberal Party of Prince Edward Island, The Guild

Geographic location: Charlottetown

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  • Political Observer
    February 24, 2011 - 20:45

    It should be an interesting contest between Byrne, Casey and Profitt. With no incumbent on the ballot, the eventual winner may depend largely on the prevailing political winds nationally. If nothing else Charlottetown voters, like their Egmont counterparts, are political opportunists. Good luck to all candidates.