SDSG – The Liberal Party of Canada is bringing some law and order to the table in the form of their candidate for Stormont-Dundas-South Glengarry.
After a week of vetting by the party, retired Cornwall Police Service Sgt. Denis Moquin is confirmed as the candidate for SDSG, Liberal SDSG Riding Association chairman Claude Poirier shared in a email with Cornwall Newswatch Tuesday.
He was acclaimed on Thursday morning (Aug. 19), in a notice from national campaign co-chair Navdeep Bains.
Moquin retired from the CPS 20 years ago and later served as a Cornwall city councillor from 2006 to 2010.
He works in Ottawa as a security manager for a large office complex but still lives in Cornwall.
As for why he’s running, Moquin’s bio says he’s “prepared to ensure our riding benefits from a national child care program, that we meet the challenges of climate change, our farmers are recognized for the important work they do in feeding the nation, our businesses can grow and prosper, our seniors receive better care.”
Moquin will be up against Conservative incumbent Eric Duncan, the Green’s Jeanie Warnock and the PPC’s David Anber. So far, the New Democrats have not fielded a candidate.
In the 2019 election, the Liberals came in second in the riding under the banner of candidate Heather Megill. The retired teacher and Canadian Armed Forces officer had 25.6 per cent of the vote. Duncan won with 53.9 per cent.
We go to the polls Sept. 20.