News — 21 February 2018

By Dryden Observer Staff

Lac Seul Chief Clifford Bull has been the first to throw his hat into provincial politics in the newly established riding of Kiiwetinoong, announcing his nomination as the Ontario PC Candidate.

Representing 32,436 constituents, the Kiiwetinoong Riding encompasses the communities of Sioux Lookout and Red Lake, as well as Northwestern communities in the far north. Dryden, Fort Frances, Ignace and Kenora remain in the Kenora/Rainy River Riding

“For too long, Kathleen Wynne and the Liberals have abandoned the people of Northwestern Ontario. Under this government’s watch we’ve seen our Treaty Rights ignored, our economy has struggled, and families and seniors struggle to access the health care they depend on,” said Bull in his nomination announcement. “As your MPP I would fight for better education and employment opportunities for our youth, a healthy and thriving natural resources sector, and better roads to ensure people can travel to and from work safely.”

Interim Ontario PC Leader Vic Fedeli congratulated Chief Bull on his nomination in a riding which features a majority Indigenous population.

“Chief Bull is a great addition to our already experienced, modern, inclusive, and pragmatic PC team,” said Fedeli. “As Chief of Lac Seul First Nation since 2006, Chief Bull has been a champion for not only his community, but all First Nations communities. Lac Seul is one of the largest reserves in Northwestern Ontario, and as a result, Chief Bull has a wealth of experience fighting and standing up for the far North.

“His dedication and effectiveness is reflected in the strong working relationships he has forged between local municipalities such as Sioux Lookout. These sorts of partnerships will be essential for Kiiwetinoong’s future MPP.”


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Chris Marchand is a native of Dryden, Ontario. He served his first newspaper internship at The Dryden Observer in 1998 while attending journalism studies at Thompson Rivers University in Kamloops B.C. He's worked desks as both reporter and editor at the Fernie Free Press as well as filled the role of sports editor at the Cranbrook Daily Townsman. Marchand was named editor of the Dryden Observer in Aug. 2009.

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