Cornwall- Cornwall City councillor and lawyer Bernadette Clement today announced that she will seek the Liberal nomination to be the candidate in the riding of Stormont-Dundas-South Glengarry in the upcoming federal election.
In an address to a number of supporters gathered at the Best Western Parkway Inn, Clement explained why she is seeking the nomination. “I cannot stand by as we prepare to decide the future of Canada in the coming October 19, 2015 election. I’ve talked to voters throughout the riding. They tell me they want to see a government that truly brings people together instead of dividing our country, and one that addresses our needs, from infrastructure to health care to the environment. They want a government that has a plan, to actually deal with our problems so that our future can be full of opportunity,” added Clement, who has been involved extensively in the community of Cornwall and area in a number of groups and organizations. “I feel I can help make a positive contribution as a real voice for Stormont, Dundas and South Glengarry in Parliament,” said Ms. Clement.
Ms. Clement also highlighted the leadership of Justin Trudeau and the change that he can bring about in Canadian politics. “I’ve watched Mr. Trudeau close up during the party leadership contest where I moderated a number of debates. I firmly believe that he has a genuine concern for Canadians and that he has the ability to lead our country with new policies that will benefit all and not just a select few. It is time for a change of direction.”
There are two other Liberals in the riding seeking the nomination, Patricia Pichette and Corey Kalsi. “We are fortunate to be able to attract strong candidates for such an important job of representing the voters of our riding in Ottawa,” said Ms. Clement, “I want to encourage people in the riding to become involved in the nomination process by obtaining a Liberal party membership and coming out to a nomination meeting to vote for the candidate of their choice. I invite them to volunteer in the upcoming election as well and help Liberals win this riding and form the next federal government,” said Ms. Clement.