Dorion Not Interested In Second Bid For Nomination

Tuesday, June 03, 2008 at 13:01



A lack of resources has prompted one of the former contestants for the Liberal nomination in Desnethe-Missinippi-Churchill River to drop out.


John Dorion says he regrets the development, but has confidence the party will move forward.


He says the Liberals need to nominate an Aboriginal person to represent them in the next election.


Dorion also says they shouldn’t waste any more time in getting the campaign underway.


He believes the party should have had this nomination settled a long time ago.


According to Dorion, a candidate can’t run a campaign in the north in less than six months — they have to talk to people.


He says he’s been told Conservative MP Rob Clarke is already door-knocking, and Dorion says that’s the way to win an election.


Dorion says he won’t endorse any candidate at this point, but he may in the future.


So far, David Orchard is the only person to officially declare his intention to run for the party’s nomination in northern Saskatchewan.


After the recent by-election in the riding, Liberal candidate Joan Beatty stated she intended to seek the nomination for the next general election.


Orchard has said he’s been told the nomination could be decided by the end of June.