Union Rep Bidding For Cumberland NDP Nomination

Friday, April 18, 2008 at 13:43



A long-time highways worker and union guy from Creighton is the latest person to announce his intention to run for the NDP nomination in the vacant Cumberland riding.


Steve Lane initially ran for the nomination when former MLA Keith Goulet got out of politics — but finished second to Goulet’s eventual successor, Joan Beatty.


Lane feels his union experience would serve him well if he ever became an Opposition MLA.


Meanwhile, former federal NDP candidate Anita Jackson has announced she won’t be seeking the party nomination in Cumberland.


Jackson admits mulling it over until about three days ago — but says her work helping victims of family violence is more of a priority for her.


Lane will be up against Doyle Vermette and Earl Cook for the NDP nomination in Cumberland.


A by-election for the riding has yet to be called.