Duncan teases ‘announcement’ coming

Mayor Eric Duncan serves as emcee during the Aug. 27, 2017 ceremony at Canada's only monument to the Battle of Hill 70 in Mountain. Zandbergen photo, Nation Valley News

SOUTH MOUNTAIN — In a Facebook post yesterday evening, former North Dundas mayor Eric Duncan teases he has an upcoming “announcement” of his own — two days after his former boss, MP Guy Lauzon, declared he won’t seek re-election this October.

Previously serving as the MP’s executive assistant and campaign manager while simultaneously acting as a well-recognized fixture on North Dundas Council — among a slew of other activities in the community —  Duncan, 31, has been the speculated successor to Lauzon since his mid-twenties.

He advises his followers to “stay tuned” for the announcement of a “new venture … later this week.”

In Bonville last week, after revealing his impending retirement from public office, Nation Valley News asked Lauzon if he would endorse Duncan as his replacement should his former protégé choose to seek the Conservative nomination. At the time, the 74-year-old MP declined to endorse any particular name. But that was Saturday; nobody had yet announced a bid to be the next federal Tory candidate in Stormont-Dundas-South Glengarry.

This article was edited to correct Duncan’s age. He turned 31 in November.

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