THUNDER BAY – POLITICS – The federal riding of Thunder Bay Superior North race is firming up.
The Conservative Party of Canada Thunder Bay-Superior North Electoral District Association will be making a special announcement with regards to their candidate for the upcoming 43rdGeneral Election scheduled for 21 October 2019.
The Conservatives are not telling the media exactly who their candidate will be, but speculation is that Frank Pullia, a veteran Thunder Bay City Councillor with long-standing ties to the North Superior Workforce Planning Board will accept the nomination.
Pullia has not yet officially confirmed if he will be the candidate.
The Liberals have nominated incumbent MP Patty Hajdu. The New Democrats had a contested nomination, but Jay Stapleton bowed out earlier this week meaning that Anna Betty Achneepineskum.
The Conservatives are holding their meeting at the Italian Cultural Centre at 7:00 pm on Thursday, May 9th.
Depending on which federal poll you wish to follow, the Conservative Party has pulled out in front of the Liberals over the past several months.
The Conservatives did hold the seat with Joe Commuzi as the MP after the long-time Liberal left the party and crossed the floor to join the Conservatives.
While in the early days of the then Port Arthur riding, the Progressive Conservatives held the riding through the 1920s. The PC’s were defeated in the 1935 election when CD Howe took the seat.
In the Trudeau sweep in the last election, Patty Hajdu won the seat. Bruce Hyer had held the seat previously as a Green Party member having left the New Democratic Party.