Liberal SDSG candidate chosen

In this March 2018, file photo, then-Premier Kathleen Wynne and Ontario Liberal SDSG candidate Heather Megill talk during Wynne's campaign stop in Cornwall, Ont. Megill is taking a stab at federal politics this time, running in the October 2019 federal election. (Newswatch Group/Bill Kingston, File)

SDSG – With a little less than seven weeks before the federal election, the Liberal SDSG Riding Association has announced its candidate.

Heather Megill – a retired teacher and retired officer with the Canadian Armed Forces – will run in the riding.

Megill ran for the Liberals in the provincial election in June 2018, ending up in third place behind the NDP and Progressive Conservatives, with 12 per cent of the vote.

She then ran for Cornwall city council in October 2018, where she finished 13th out of 31 candidates with 2,717 votes.

“I believe in the need to represent the core values of the residents of Stormont-Dundas-South Glengarry in Ottawa and those values are best exemplified within the Liberal Party of Canada,” Megill said in a news release distributed by the riding association Thursday.

Riding association chairman Claude Poirier says with the incumbent – Conservative MP Guy Lauzon – not running he “believes that we will send Heather Megill to Ottawa as the next MP for SDSG.”

She will be running against Conservative Eric Duncan, Green Raheem Aman, New Democrat Kelsey Schmitz and PPC Sabile Trimm.

Election Day is Oct. 22.

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