Port Authority chairwoman voted to represent Liberals in Nanaimo-Ladysmith riding

By NanaimoNewsNOW Staff
March 16, 2019 - 4:08pm Updated: April 22, 2019 - 12:31pm

Michelle Corfield was victorious in Satuday's Liberal Party nomination for the Nanaimo-Ladysmith riding.Spencer Sterritt/NanaimoNewsNOW

NANAIMO — The Federal Liberal Party has a new face in the Nanaimo-Ladysmith riding.

Michelle Corfield, the Nanaimo Port Authority chairwoman, won the nomination on Saturday. One hundred and fifteen ballots were cast either for Corfield or her opponent Melissa Hall.

“Twenty-five years of federal legislation and the working to try to push the envelope from the outside, now I hope to be on the inside to be able to shape legislation and move Nanaimo-Ladysmith forward,” Corfield told reporters after a victory speech.

She said her platform will be based on creating legislation to promote good-paying jobs, the environment and supporting those who can't support themselves.

As of her nomination victory, Corfield is on a leave of absence from the Nanaimo Port Authority board.

The federal election is scheduled for the fall. There's been no word if Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will call a byelection for the riding after MP Sheila Malcolmson stepped down for a successful run at the Nanaimo MLA position.

 

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