KENORA – Bob Nault is the Liberal candidate for the Kenora Riding. Bob Nault has a career in public service going back to time on Kenora city council, and was elected Liberal MP for the Kenora riding, and served as Indian Affairs Minister. In 2004, he decided not to run.
Now Nault is back into the political fray and challenging Natural Resources Minister and incumbent Kenora MP Greg Rickford. He will also likely face Howard Hampton from the New Democrats.
Nault stated, “I’m honoured and proud to once again represent the Liberal Party of Canada in Kenora. Today, we start the real work of speaking to Northerners about the problems facing our region and our plan to address those issues. Under the leadership of Justin Trudeau, we will present a plan more in line with Northern values.”
When asked why Mr. Nault wanted to return to politics, Nault had this to say, “Simply put, I’m running to put this riding back on track. After taking a good look at what is happening here in the north, it is clear that our region is falling further and further behind. With unemployment rising, health care problems continuing to face our region, and aboriginal peoples continuing to be excluded from the economy, I have seen enough.”
“I couldn’t stand by and watch our region deteriorate without trying to fix things for our children and our grandchildren.”
Since announcing his candidacy in January, Nault has been consulting residents of the Kenora riding on issues they see as important to the region. He plans to continue this consultation phase over the next few months as he develops his Northern platform.