AMK NDPers re-nominate MP Carol Hughes to stand for upcoming election

Algoma-Manitoulin MPP Michael Mantha, left, and Norm Pemberton, president of the Algoma-Manitoulin-Kapuskasing NDP Federal Riding Association, congratulate Carol Hughes, centre, on her re-election as NDP candidate.

ELLIOT LAKE—Local New Democrats have nominated Carol Hughes to stand for re-election in the upcoming 2015 federal election. The meeting was held this past Saturday in Elliot Lake with guest speaker Algoma-Manitoulin MPP Michael Mantha.

“I couldn’t imagine a better candidate than Carol,” said Mr. Mantha. “She has been a great MP who works so hard on behalf of the people of Algoma-Manitoulin-Kapuskasing and has accomplished much since being first elected. She deserves to be re-elected.”

Ms. Hughes says she is honoured to have represented the people of Algoma-Manitoulin-Kapuskasing for over six years and is hopeful that the people of AMK will return her to Ottawa. Local New Democrats have given her the nod and are mobilizing their efforts to keep her in office.

“Ultimately, it’s up to the voters,” said Ms. Hughes. “I am sure the local campaign will be competitive and I hope to see a lot of people involved since that is a sign of a healthy democracy.”

“This is a very big constituency,” said Mr. Mantha. “The way that Carol makes herself a presence across this vast riding is not an easy job. You can see that she connects with people and the voters know she is truly on their side.”

The election is expected to be held on October 19 based on Canada’s fixed election date law.