No challengers by deadline
NORTH DUNDAS — Winchester resident Eric Duncan will be the Conservative Party candidate in the federal election this October in Stormont-Dundas-South Glengarry.
While the news still had to be formally confirmed by Tory headquarters this morning, local party sources told Nation Valley News that no challengers had come forward by deadline last night to compete with the former North Dundas mayor for the nomination. And this evening, Duncan finally received the word he had been waiting for (see Facebook post below.)
Current S-D-SG MP Guy Lauzon has carried the Conservative banner in the riding for the last 15 years. Lauzon, 74, announced in January he wouldn’t seek re-election. Duncan, 31, former protégé and nine-year executive assistant to the MP, announced his intention to succeed his old boss soon afterward.
Canadians are slated to go to the polls Oct. 21.
This article has been edited to include the official news that Duncan has been acclaimed as the Tory candidate.