McDonell acclaimed by Tory riding association

S-D-SG MPP Jim McDonell. Nation Valley News file photo

Nelson Zandbergen
Nation Valley News

CORNWALL — No surprise, local MPP Jim McDonell will run for re-election as the Progressive Conservative candidate in Stormont-Dundas-South Glengarry during the 2018 Ontario election.

At a riding association meeting last night in Bonville, the incumbent MPP officially locked up the Tory nomination.

“I am honoured to accept the PC nomination for SD&SG in the June 2018 Ontario election,” tweeted McDonell, who was acclaimed at the session inside the Lions Club Hall.

The former mayor of South Glengarry has served as the district’s MPP since 2011 — when he defeated David Guy of North Dundas in a hotly contested riding nomination battle. At the time, local Tories accurately sensed the riding was ripe for the picking from retiring Liberal MPP Jim Brownell.

McDonell was re-elected to Queen’s Park in 2014 with just over 50 percent of votes cast.

The next Ontario election is expected on June 7, 2018, under amendments to Ontario’s fixed election-date law. 


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