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Afghan vet will run against MP Donnelly

Minister of Veterans Affairs Steven Blaney (right) with Tim Laidle, executive director of the Veterans Transition Network  - NEWSWIRE
Minister of Veterans Affairs Steven Blaney (right) with Tim Laidle, executive director of the Veterans Transition Network
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An Afghan vet who is the executive director of the Veterans' Transition Network was elected last night to run for the Conservatives in the new riding of Port Moody-Coquitlam.

Tim Laidler was chosen by the riding members on Tuesday in Coquitlam as the Tory candidate to battle incumbent MP Fin Donnelly (NDP, New Westminster-Coquitlam) in the October 2015 federal election.

Some 500 riding members selected Laidler in a preferential ballot, in the third round.

The other candidates were Bernie Hillier, the constituency assistant for BC Liberal MLA Doug Horne (Coquitlam-Burke Mountain); Maria Javier; and Janine Davies, the Tri-Cities' Chamber of Commerce board chairperson.

jwarren@tricitynews.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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