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Manitoulin Island CAO acclaimed as PC candidate for Algoma-Manitoulin-Kapuskasing

David Williamson will challenge incumbent Carol Hughes in the October federal election
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A municipal administrator has been chosen to run for the Tories in Algoma-Manitoulin-Kapuskasing in the Oct. 21, 2019 federal election. Dave Williamson was acclaimed.

2019-05-14 Dave WilliamsonDave Williamson. Photo supplied
Nominations for the candidacy wrapped up Thursday afternoon at 5 p.m. At least two other candidate packages were requested but a contest for the nomination failed to materialize when no one else paid their fees and filled out the paperwork to make it a contest.

To enter the contest, would-be candidates for Conservative Party of Canada nomination needed to pay a $1,000 entry fee, get signatures from 25 Algoma-Manitoulin-Kapuskasing riding association members and complete and submit a 52-page nomination package.

Conservative Party leader Andrew Scheer told ElliotLakeToday, “Canada’s Conservatives have a positive vision for Canada, and having Dave join our team will ensure Algoma-Manitoulin-Kapuskasing gets the strong representation they deserve in a Conservative government that will lower taxes, and put people first." 

Williamson is presently the chief administrative officer for the Town of Northeastern Manitoulin and Islands, and has a background in business and management.

“The next election is in just a few short months, and I’m going to work every day to help show residents of Algoma-Manitoulin-Kapuskasing how an Andrew Scheer Conservative government will help them get ahead, not just get by," Williamson said. 

With the nomination of Dave Williamson, the Conservative Party now has over 270 candidates nominated.

Williamson is the Conservative Party nominee running to unseat Carol Hughes who's been conducting a juggernaut campaign for re-election ever since she was nominated without contest by her party last March 14 in Elliot Lake.

So far, no other party – including the Liberals and Green Party – has nominated a candidate to contest the election in Algoma-Manitoulin-Kapuskasing.