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NDP, Greens choose Newmarket-Aurora candidates

May 21, 2014   ·   0 Comments

By Brock Weir

As Week 2 of the 2014 Provincial Election came to a close last week, two more candidates were added to Newmarket-Aurora’s ballot.

Aurora resident Angus Duff filed his papers on Saturday to carry the New Democrat banner for Newmarket-Aurora, while Aurora native Andrew Roblin was selected to run as the Green Party candidate.

Duff, a professor at Trent University, says he was inspired to run for the NDP because he believes the “values” of the people of Newmarket-Aurora were not being represented by the two leading parties.

A native of Aurora, Roblin now divides his time between his hometown and Mississauga.

With a degree in environmental studies from York University, he was inspired to get into politics having realised “everything is deeply related to environmental issues, social justice, and the economy and there is no way to escape it.”

The Liberals, Progressive Conservatives, and NDP, he says, are tackling today’s issues with outmoded thinking and he wants to bring a fresh voice and perspective into the race.

They join Liberal candidate Chris Ballard, PC candidate Jane Twinney, and Canadians’ Choice candidate Dorian Baxter on the campaign trail.

         

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