By Michael Christianson
Bob Nault and the Liberal party think it’s time for a change.
Nault officially opened his Dryden campaign office on June 18. Although an election has yet to be officially called Liberal campaign offices are popping up across the country in anticipation.
“Our campaign team is pretty much in high gear now,” said Nault.
Today was just an opportunity to invite a bunch of liberals to cut the ribbon, have a little barbeque and have a little chat about politics and that’s what we’re doing today.”
Nault says he is running because he is discouraged with how the North is falling behind. He says the economy is in rough shape and that the north has been in a recession for a number of years. He says he is frustrated that first nations have been left out of the conversations and he hopes the change things around for the better.
Drydenites came out to speak to candidates and enjoy a barbeque despite the dark clouds that threatened rain. The opening of the office showed that the Liberal party has support in the region and Nault credited his team for putting everything together.
“Every election campaign we rely on volunteers and we have a good volunteer core,” said Nault. “This has always been a strong team in the years that I was the Member of Parliament and I see that team still, it hasn’t changed. I think the previous candidate Mr. Valley did an excellent job of keeping this team together in Dryden. It’s a strong team by the looks of the numbers we’re getting out and the responses we’re getting; so good for Roger for doing that, every little bit helps when you’re running against an incumbent and an NDP ex-leader who has a little bit of savy as far as what’s going on around here. It’s going to be a great campaign and hopefully we’ll have a real chance both nationally and locally to talk about issues that are important to Northerners and very much important to Canada as well.”