NDP Nominates Churchill River Candidate

Tuesday, March 16, 2004 at 12:55



The NDP has finalized who will represent the party in the Churchill River riding in this spring’s anticipated federal election.


Long-time civil servant Earl Cook of La Ronge got the nod this past weekend in a nomination meeting in Prince Albert.


He was chosen ahead of fellow candidate Anita Jackson, who is currently a constituency worker for Cumberland MLA Joan Beatty.


Cook says even though Northern Saskatchewan has traditionally been an NDP stronghold, he realizes northern residents often vote in who they feel is the best candidate, regardless of which party they represent. He says Rick Laliberte’s win in the last election is a good example of how northern residents do their voting.


For that reason, Cook says his campaign efforts will focus on his familiarity and experience with northern issues, in addition to what the NDP can do for Churchill River.


Cook will be up against Jeremy Harrison of the Conservative Party and either Laliberte or Al Ducharme for the Liberals. At last word, those were the only candidates running for the Liberal nomination.