Campaign starts for May 2 federal election

  • Mar. 30, 2011 5:00 p.m.

Candidates are hitting the ground running with a federal election scheduled for May 2, barely four weeks from now. Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s Conservatives fell after they were charged with contempt of Parliament on March 25. The Liberals introduced the non-confidence motion with 156 MPs voting in favour and 145 against. Prime Minister Harper was forced to resign and an election was triggered. It’s the first time in Parliamentary history that a government has fallen on a contempt of Parliament charge. This will be the fourth federal election in seven years. Skeena-Bulkley Valley voters will see several familiar names on the ballot, including incumbent NDP MP Nathan Cullen. Also back on the ballot are Rod Taylor, who has run for the Christian Heritage Party in the past several elections, and Roger Benham, who was a federal Green candidate in 2000 and 2004. Both candidates are from Smithers. The Conservatives have a new face in the running. Clay Harmon is an accountant who has lived in Terrace for five years. As of press time (March 29) the federal Liberals were without a candidate. Sharon Hartwell, former mayor of Telkwa, was thinking of running, but backed out at the last minute.

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