(June 7, 2015 HUNTSVILLE) Parry Sound-Muskoka New Democrats today nominated their candidate for the coming federal election. It will be Matthew McCarthy of Bracebridge, a translator who holds a bilingual degree in political science from the University of Ottawa. He was up against Clyde Mobbley, who ran for the NDP in the 2014 provincial election. Dr. Wendy Wilson represented the local NDP in the 2011 federal election.
In a release dated June 9, federal New Democrat leader Tom Mulcair had this to say about McCarthy as candidate:
“Matt has a sincerity in his dedication and humility in his desire to serve his community. He offers a clear alternative to Tony Clement and is an excellent addition to our team.”
A certified translator who works from his home in Bracebridge, McCarthy grew up visiting Quinn Lake, near Dunchurch, every year. For over a year he has served as the Treasurer to the Association of Translators and Interpreters of Ontario.
“This election will not be about Stephen Harper, and it will not be about Tony Clement,” said McCarthy. “This election will be about the solutions we bring to the table so the people of Parry Sound-Muskoka can help replace these tired Conservatives with an NDP government that will fight for the middle class and help us create jobs while still protecting our environment.
May 28, 2015 HUNTSVILLE) New Democrats in Parry Sound-Muskoka will soon choose their candidate for the upcoming federal election. Matt McCarthy of Bracebridge and Clyde Mobbley of Bent River are vying for the nomination June 7 at a nomination meeting in Huntsville.
Nomination Meeting Details:
When: SUNDAY, JUNE 7, 1:00 p.m.
Where: Canada Summit Centre, Active Living Centre, 20 Park Drive, Huntsville
“They said we couldn’t win in Quebec. They said the NDP couldn’t win in Alberta. Canada is ready. The NDP in Parry Sound Muskoka is ready,” said James Moffat, Vice President, Parry Sound-Muskoka NDP.
As for the candidate nominees:
“We need a strong new voice and a new approach to put forward the NDP’s message of progressive change in Parry Sound-Muskoka,” said McCarthy, who is a Political Science graduate, Certified Translator and long-time political activist.
“We all know the importance of giving the boot to this riding’s federal MP along with his party and leader. I am asking for your vote to lead the Orange Crush in Parry Sound-Muskoka,“ said Mobbley, who is a Computer Programmer and long-haul truck driver who has been active in promoting social change in the riding for many years.
NDP supporters with an active membership as of May 8, 2015 are eligible to vote. All are welcome to attend.
To know more, please contact:
Vice President, Parry Sound-Muskoka NDP