Liberal party begins nomination meetings for next provincial election

Wayne Thibodeau
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The next election on Prince Edward Island could be 16 to 23 months away, but Premier Robert Ghiz’s Liberal party is wasting no time getting ready for that election.

The Liberal party has scheduled three nominating conventions.

This Wednesday, the District 9 Liberal association in York – Oyster Bed will hold its nominating convention at L.M. Montgomery School in Charlottetown at 7 p.m.

Robert Vessey holds that district for the Liberals.

Then on June 3 District 24 Evangeline – Miscouche Liberals will hold their nominating convention at Miscouche Recreation Centre at 7 p.m. Sonny Gallant is the sitting MLA in the district.

The party will hold its District 5, Vernon River - Stratford, nominating meeting on June 19 at St. Joachim’s Hall in Vernon River at 7 p.m. Alan McIsaac holds that seat.

Ewan Clark, president of the Liberal Party of Prince Edward Island, says the party plans on holding the rest of its nominations in the fall.

“October 2015 will be here before we know it,” said Clark. “The Liberal party is getting ready, organizing and building its team for the next provincial election which will be here before we know it.”

P.E.I’s fixed election date of Oct. 5, 2015, has been changed to April 25, 2016, to avoid a conflict with a federal election expected Oct. 15, 2015.

However, if the federal government goes early — say the spring of 2015 — P.E.I. residents will go to the poll on the original fixed date election of Oct. 5, 2015.

None of the other Island parties have candidates nominated yet.

Organizations: District 9 Liberal association, L.M. Montgomery School, Miscouche Recreation Centre Liberal Party of Prince Edward Island

Geographic location: Prince Edward Island, Vernon River, York Charlottetown

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  • Apples
    May 20, 2014 - 15:20

    Same old same old.The Liberal Party doesn't currently happy enough talent. Noone in caucus can become a Minister, and five current Ministers can't do the job. Sick government without major changes as the last ten years are a disaster. Remember vote you can make a change.

  • Tignish Liberal
    May 20, 2014 - 13:29

    Bring on Hal Perrys nomination!

  • I wonder
    May 20, 2014 - 06:26

    I wonder how many people who complain that all politicians are crooks and do not represent to voters will have absolutely nothing to do with this process to choose who will even be nominated.

    • To I Wonder
      May 20, 2014 - 09:33

      There will be those who will not participate in the election process. The sad thing is- if you don't participate then you do not have the right to complain (either openly or in some dark room hiding behind your computer).

    • I wonder
      May 20, 2014 - 17:07

      Islanders don't vote issues. They either vote what their parents vote, or they play it like a lottery and guess who might win to try to get favours. The devil, himself, could run PC and get chosen at some polls.