Conservative rival Peggy McLean was on the ballot provincially last year, but was only named the party’s candidate on July 18 after the nomination contest winner was disqualified.
Liberal MP Pat Finnigan, left, and Conservative candidate Peggy McLean. Mr. Finnigan, who was first elected in 2015 with 47.3 per cent of the vote, could have a tough fight this time around. 'Unless you are in a real Liberal stronghold, you never know how things are going to turn out.' The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade and photograph courtesy of Facebook
Liberal MP Pat Finnigan is getting a helping hand from Liberal cabinet ministers and a head start from the opposition Conservatives as he gears up to try and hold onto his Miramichi-Grand Lake, N.B., seat in this fall’s election.
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A number of unions have registered as third party advertisers in the lead up to the October election, but PSAC, PIPSC and CUPW, all big spenders in 2015, haven't locked down their exact spending goals yet.
Liberal MP Steve MacKinnon, who spoke for all but one Liberal on the committee, says a comprehensive account on the affair is already in the public record, pointing to 13 hours of committee testimony and the commissioner