Monday, December 1, 2014


Politics can get pretty personal at times, particularly when families are divided.

In this province, I can think of a couple of examples of siblings running against each other for separate parties. 

One saw  brothers Harold and Mark Small go head to head in the 1991 by-election in Baie Verte  - White Bay to replace Tom Rideout. Harold won the seat for the Liberals but lost it to Tory Paul Shelly in the 1993 General Election.

Brother against brother is one thing, how about a contest the puts a mother up against her daughter?

That is what is shaping up in the Ontario riding of Elgin-Middlesex-London where Liberal candidate Lori Baldwin-Sands could end up facing her daughter as the Conservative Candidate.

 is seeking the Conservative nomination. She worked for Pierre Poilievre and for Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird on Parliament Hill, before taking a job as a protocol officer at NATO headquarters in Brussels.

The Conservative nomination is coming up on Dec. 6.

Must make for some interesting discussions at the dinner table!

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