Liberal Leader Stéphane Dion today congratulated Tracy Parsons on having been nominated to represent the Liberal Party of Canada in the riding of Cumberland-Colchester-Musquodoboit Valley. Ms. Parsons is the former leader of the Progressive Canadian Party.Tracy has a record with Progressive Conservative politics and is a worthy candidate for the riding.
“It gives me great pleasure to welcome Tracy Parsons to our team of progressive Canadians,” said Mr. Dion. “Tracy’s passion for compassionate public policy, and her experience in grassroots politics, make her a natural fit for our slate of talented candidates and MPs across Canada. I look forward to working with Tracy and our Nova Scotia caucus to ensure a richer, fairer and greener Canada.”
There's just one problem. Who is Tracy's main competition in the riding?
Bill Casey - someone else with a background in Progressive Conservative politics - who has indicated in the past he intends to run again as an independent.
“My plan now is to run as an Independent, and I’ve told other parties that I’m going to remain an Independent and they have respected that,” Casey said. “I have friends in all parties, including the Conservatives, but I’m going to remain as an independent and run as an independent. I hope [the people] support me, but if they don’t I’ll understand. I’m glad I did what I did.” – Amherst Daily NewsI think it's too bad that the local Liberal riding association could not have convinced Bill to run for them. Bill Casey will more than likely win this riding.
If Bill decides not to run, this one will likely go Liberal.