Conservative party has its first candidate for NWT nomination

Yanik D’Aigle from his Facebook page

A Yellowknife banker wants to become the Conservative Member of Parliament for the Northwest Territories.

Yanik D’Aigle announced Thursday that he is seeking the Conservative Party of Canada (CPC) nomination to be the party’s candidate in the NWT.

According to a news release, his nomination package has been received by the party and he is now an official Conservative Party of Canada candidate nominee.

D’Aigle states he is submitting his candidacy as he believes he will make a difference to all northerners by leveraging his knowledge and experience gained over a 25 year career across Canada and the north.

He believes people across the NWT deserve a federal government that looks to partner with all residents and businesses of the NWT and all levels of government.

He says is also looking to remove the GST from home heating bills and the recently implemented carbon tax.

D’Aigle says living, working and doing business in the NWT is already expensive enough as it is.

It is believed he is the first declared Conservative candidate in the NWT.

Incumbent Liberal MP Michael McLeod is running again.

The Green Party will vote in Yellowknife Friday for one of two candidates vying to be that party’s nominee.

The NDP reportedly say they’ll have information on their nomination process soon.

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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.