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Liberals nominate Deirdre Pike in Hamilton Centre byelection

Community activist  Deirdre Pike will take a shot at Hamilton Centre when the by-election to replace Andrea Horwath is called. Pike previously contested the riding for the Liberals in the 2018 election after switching from her lifelong support for the NDP, and losing to Horwath.

It’s been a while but, Hamilton Centre has some Liberal history. Between Sheila Copps and Lily Oddie Munro, the riding was held by the Ontario Liberals for nearly a decade in the 1980s. The late Dominic Agostino represented part of the area up until 2004.

“I am looking forward to representing Ontario Liberals in the upcoming Hamilton Centre by-election,” said Pike. “I believe we are stronger when everyone is included and when we build bridges across partisan and community lines. I will connect with the people across this riding at the door and on the phone. I will bring their voices forward to Queen’s Park and work hard for the change we need here, and across the province….we need strong voices to hold Doug Ford accountable for his broken promises, which have negatively impacted people’s lives on so many fronts.”.

Deirdre Pike joined  the Social Planning and Research Council from 2001 and Since 2019, has been the Justice and Outreach Program Consultant for Bishop Susan Bell and the Anglican Diocese of Niagara. She was also a long-time columnist with the Hamilton Spectator.

The NDP have already nominated Sara Jama as their candidate and the Ontario PC’s will hold a nomination meeting January 26th.

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