THUNDER BAY – POLITICS – The Thunder Bay Superior North political race is firming up. Last night, the New Democrats selected Andrew Foulds as their candidate.
“I believe in a strong and prosperous Thunder Bay. I want to use the skills and experience I’ve gained at City Council to champion the entire riding in Ottawa,” said Foulds. “Like municipalities across the North, Thunder Bay is struggling with crumbling infrastructure and roads, a lack of jobs, and no long term, predictable funding from the federal government. I understand these challenges and, as part of Tom Mulcair’s team, I know I can help make a difference.”
“Andrew is a principled and experienced representative of his community,” said NDP Leader Tom Mulcair. “He has repeatedly earned the support of the people he represents and has a deep understanding of the roll the federal government can and should play in supporting communities across the country. I’m very happy to welcome him to our team.”
A father of three, Foulds’ passion for Thunder Bay is apparent in all that he does. From teaching at Superior Collegiate & Vocational Institute to actively participating in sports and, of course, in his work for the residents of the Current River Ward and the city as a whole.
Foulds, the sitting ward Councillor for the City of Thunder bay also currently serves as a member of several community organizations including the District Social Services Administration Board, the Youth Advisory Committee, and the Thunder Bay District Labour Council.
Bruce Hyer is the incumbent MP representing the Green Party.
The Liberals have selected Patty Hadju as their candidate. The governing Conservatives have not selected a candidate as of yet.