Ashcroft's Andy Anderson is seeking the nomination to run as the federal Conservative candidate for the new Mission-Matsqui-Fraser Canyon riding in this year's election.

Federal Conservative nominations closed

The selection begins for the new federal Conservative candidate for Mission-Matsqui-Fraser Canyon.

  • Apr. 1, 2015 3:00 p.m.

Abottsford News

The nomination period opened last week for the Conservative candidate for Mission-Matsqui-Fraser Canyon and closed on April 2.

Conservative party members will choose their representative for the 2015 federal election for the new riding. The day and location of the nomination meeting will be communicated to members at a later date, according to Cory Hann, director of communications for the Conservative Party of Canada.

The riding was created in the reshaping of Canada’s electoral map, and is one of 30 new ridings across the country. The area contains the northernmost portion of Abbotsford, all of Mission, Agassiz and Harrison Hot Springs, and runs up through the Interior, north of Lillooet and Ashcroft. MP Mark Strahl will run in the new riding of Chilliwack-Hope.

Six candidates who have announced intentions to run, including Ashcroft businessman and retired mayor Andy Anderson. The five other candidates are from Abbotsford: Liv Grewal, Doris Woodman-McMillan, Korky Neufeld, Paul Redekopp and Brad Vis.

The Liberal party has already selected its candidate for the upcoming election: Abbotsford businessman Jatinder (Jati) Sidhu. Art Green of Hope will run for the Green party.

The 2015 federal election is slated for October.

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