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Duchesne to seek NDP nomination in Cumberland-Colchester

Nova Scotia NDP leader Gary Burrill (right) campaigned with Cumberland South NDP candidate Larry Duchesne in Oxford on Tuesday.
Nova Scotia NDP leader Gary Burrill (right) campaigned with Cumberland South NDP candidate Larry Duchesne during the 2018 byelection. Duchesne is seeking the federal nomination in Cumberland-Colchester for October's federal vote. - Contributed
OXFORD, N.S. —

Larry Duchesne of River Philip is throwing his hat in the ring for the NDP nomination in Cumberland-Colchester.

Duchesne is a retired school teacher and journalist.

The former head of the Prince Edward Island NDP ran in the 2018 byelection, in 2017 and 2013 as the provincial candidate for the NDP in Cumberland South.

"I want to give voters in Cumberland-Colchester the option to elect a real social democrat," Duchesne said in a release. “Electoral reform, creating hundreds of thousands of good jobs as we move to a stronger effort to fight climate change, pharmacare for all Canadians. These are just a few of the changes we want to include in an economy that works for all Canadians."

The NDP candidate said many were disappointed with the Trudeau government when it broke its promise on electoral reform while confidence was lost in the government’s sense of fairness and his commitment to address climate change.

The Cumberland-Colchester NDP plan to nominate a candidate early this month in preparation for October’s federal election.

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