New Democrats choose candidate for Vancouver Island North today

An exciting three-way race for the NDP federal nomination in Vancouver Island North will culminate today at a nomination meeting in Courtenay.

Where: Upper Native Sons Hall- 360 Cliffe Avenue, Courtenay

When: Meeting called to order at 1 p.m.
Candidate presentations 1:15 to 2:15 p.m. (followed by voting)
Guest speaker MP Peter Julian approx. 2:45 p.m.
Results expected approx. 3:45 p.m.

The candidates for nomination are Port McNeill Town Councillor Shirley Ackland, former Courtenay City Councillor Erik Eriksson, and Courtenay City Councillor Ronna-Rae Leonard.

Vancouver Island North is a swing riding, with the past three elections being tightly-fought contests between the New Democrats and Conservatives.

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