The new kids on the federal political block — The People’s Party of Canada (PPC) — say it is receiving a warm welcome in Portage-Lisgar but has yet to nominate a candidate to run in the expected Fall 2019 election.
The 2019 Canadian federal election, formally the 43rd Canadian general election, is scheduled to take place on or before October 21, 2019. The October 21 date of the vote is determined by the fixed-date procedures in the Canada Elections Act but the Act does not preclude the Governor General of Canada from issuing the writs of election at an earlier date.
The PPC, a leaning right-libertarian political party in Canada is on the campaign trail anyway, with volunteers this past weekend making themselves available at the Carman Country Fair.
Citizens of the Portage-Lisgar riding will find local EDA volunteers at all of the upcoming summer events,” the party said in a July 15 press release. Party representatives are interested in attending are community events.
“Very positive response from community members to the PPC’s core values. People really appreciate our desire to debate policy rather than simply sling mud or name call. A big shout out to the Dufferin Ag Society and all of their volunteers for another successful fair,” Jim Smith, CEO of the Portage-Lisgar PPC Association said.
The Portage-Lisgar PPC Association is actively seeking a candidate to represent the Party and the riding in the 2019 general election this fall.