Liberals acclaim former MPP Naqvi, deputy mayor Sudds as replacements in Ottawa ridings

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Two Ottawa politicians entrenched successful the municipal and provincial spheres volition effort to assertion seats successful Parliament nether the Liberal Party of Canada’s banner erstwhile Canadians adjacent spell to the polls.

Kanata North Coun. Jenna Sudds has been acclaimed arsenic the Liberal campaigner successful Kanata—Carleton, she confirmed Monday night.

It is simply a large honour and privilege to beryllium moving to correspond Kanata—Carleton successful the adjacent national predetermination arsenic your campaigner for the Liberal Party.

— Jenna Sudds (@JennaSudds) August 9, 2021

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Sudds volition tally to regenerate outgoing Liberal MP Karen McCrimmon, who said Sunday that she volition not question re-election, citing wellness concerns.

Yasir Naqvi, erstwhile Liberal MPP successful Ottawa Centre, volition tally successful the aforesaid riding federally. The spot is presently held by Infrastructure Minister Catherine McKenna, who announced successful June that she would not tally successful the adjacent election.

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Naqvi served astatine Queen’s Park from 2007 to 2018, including a stint astatine Ontario’s Attorney General from 2016 to 2018, until losing his spot to the NDP’s Joel Harden successful the astir caller provincial election.

Even earlier his relation arsenic the national campaigner was made official, Naqvi had been knocking connected doors with McKenna successful Ottawa Centre neighbourhoods this past weekend.

It was large to canvass this greeting with @cathmckenna and volunteers.

Thank you Catherine for being a champion for #OttawaCentre.

Excited to proceed to physique a amended community.

— Yasir Naqvi 🇨🇦 (@Yasir_Naqvi) August 7, 2021

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The Hill Times archetypal reported Sudds was eyeing the Liberal information successful July.

She is not expected to resign her spot astatine Ottawa metropolis council, which she won successful 2018, unless she is palmy successful her national campaign.

The Liberals besides acclaimed Sophie Chatel arsenic their campaigner successful the riding of Pontiac connected Monday. Sitting MP Will Amos had announced the time earlier that he would not question re-election.

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