Nominations open for Conservative Party of Canada’s NWT candidate for fall federal election

The Conservative Party of Canada (CPC) has announced that the nomination period for the riding of Northwest Territories is now open.

A news release invites all interested members to submit nomination applications no later thatn May 16th a 3:00 pm local time.

After the end of the two-week period, there will be further communication to members advising them of the result, and next steps should any be required.

“We’re excited to get our candidate in place in the Northwest Territories. Beginning this process now means we will have a representative in the NWT with plenty of time to go until the election,” said Dustin van Vugt, Executive Director of the Conservative Party of Canada. “Andrew Scheer has a positive vision for Canada, and the North, one that centres on making life more affordable, and helping people not just get by, but actually get ahead. I know that our eventual candidate in the NWT will represent those priorities well.”

Tim Syer is the NWT riding President.

“We are looking forward to a vibrant and competitive local nomination process and encourage grassroots Conservatives across the territory to seek the nomination,” Syer said. The NWT riding association has been busy building and training an election team to ensure the success of our candidate this fall”.

The NWT Conservative candidate in the last federal election, former premier Floyd Roland, finished a distant third.

It’s believed that incumbent Liberal MP Michael McLeod is the only declared candidate so far.

The Conservative Party states that it has over 260 candidates nominated, and continues to open nominations across the country in preparation for the fall federal election.

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John McFadden
John has been in the broadcast journalism industry since the 1980s. He has been a reporter in Yellowknife since 2012 and joined CKLB in January of 2018. John covers the crime and court beat as well as reporting on other areas including politics, business, entertainment and sports. He won seven national community newspaper awards while he was a journalist with Northern News Services Limited (NNSL). John worked in Ontario before coming North including stints as a TV sportscaster in Peterborough and senior news writer for CBC and CTV in downtown Toronto.