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Carrier on the Move (Posted On: Thursday, August 12, 2010)

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Collingwood Mayor Chris Carrier declared today he is seeking the nomination as a candidate for the Federal Conservative Party for Simcoe-Grey.  The seat is occupied by MP Helena Guergis, who is currently sitting as an Independent Member of Parliament. The Conservative Party has made it known to the local Electoral District Association (EDA) that a new Conservative candidate will be in place before the next federal election, which could come as early as the fall.

Mayor Carrier is the first from the Simcoe-Grey riding to officially declare his intention to put his name forward as a candidate for the nomination, once Ottawa gives the EDA a date to hold a Candidate Selection.
 
Mayor Carrier has served in municipal politics in Collingwood for thirteen years and sits on Simcoe County Council and on the Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority.  He served as Chair of the NVCA from 2003 – 2006.
 
Carrier stated, “As Mayor of a vibrant Simcoe-Grey community I have had the opportunity to present the local perspective to the federal vision and have been successful at engaging the Federal Government in support of local initiatives and concerns.

“I have advised The Honourable Helena Guergis, P.C., M.P. of my intention to seek the Conservative Party candidacy and I am grateful for what Ms. Guergis has done for our riding over the past years. I intend to continue and build upon all of the best work that has been done in this riding as a member of the Conservative Party caucus.”
Carrier’s term as Mayor continues until the first Monday in December 2010, when the Mayor-Elect will assume the reigns of the municipality. 

The date has yet to be set for the Federal Nomination Meeting, but pundits speculate that Ottawa will give the word within a few weeks.

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