Two more candidates join the race

News Nov 22, 2006 Flamborough Review

Voters in this riding now have six names to choose from on the federal election ballot, January 23, with the addition of a Marxist -Leninist and an Independent candidate. Nominations to join the race closed January 2.

Jamil Ghaddar, Marxist-Leninist

A 22-year-old linguistics student at McMaster University is the sole female candidate in the federal election race for the Ancaster-Dundas-Flamborough-Westdale riding. Jamil Ghaddar is no stranger to election campaigns having run twice before as a representative of the Marxist-Leninist Party of Canada, most recently in the last federal election for Hamilton Centre and before that in the provincial election in Hamilton West.

One of the key areas that she plans to highlight is how people in Canada have become "marginalized from the political process." Noting that only about 20 per cent of eligible young people cast votes in elections, Ghaddar believes there's "a real need for democratic renewal" in Canada.

Ben Cowie, Independent

Running as an Independent candidate in the January 23 federal election is Ben Cowie. The 21-year-old senior earth and environmental sciences student at McMaster University moved to Hamilton from London three years ago to begin university studies.

Cowie feels that issues such as post-secondary education, environmental sustainability and youth involvement in government aren't getting the attention they deserve.

He believes an Independent candidate will be more effective in making beneficial changes for constituents than "a backbench MP who votes along party lines."

This marks Cowie's debut in election campaigning but he hopes that putting his name on the ballot will encourage more young people to come out and get involved in the political process.

Two more candidates join the race

News Nov 22, 2006 Flamborough Review

Voters in this riding now have six names to choose from on the federal election ballot, January 23, with the addition of a Marxist -Leninist and an Independent candidate. Nominations to join the race closed January 2.

Jamil Ghaddar, Marxist-Leninist

A 22-year-old linguistics student at McMaster University is the sole female candidate in the federal election race for the Ancaster-Dundas-Flamborough-Westdale riding. Jamil Ghaddar is no stranger to election campaigns having run twice before as a representative of the Marxist-Leninist Party of Canada, most recently in the last federal election for Hamilton Centre and before that in the provincial election in Hamilton West.

One of the key areas that she plans to highlight is how people in Canada have become "marginalized from the political process." Noting that only about 20 per cent of eligible young people cast votes in elections, Ghaddar believes there's "a real need for democratic renewal" in Canada.

Ben Cowie, Independent

Running as an Independent candidate in the January 23 federal election is Ben Cowie. The 21-year-old senior earth and environmental sciences student at McMaster University moved to Hamilton from London three years ago to begin university studies.

Cowie feels that issues such as post-secondary education, environmental sustainability and youth involvement in government aren't getting the attention they deserve.

He believes an Independent candidate will be more effective in making beneficial changes for constituents than "a backbench MP who votes along party lines."

This marks Cowie's debut in election campaigning but he hopes that putting his name on the ballot will encourage more young people to come out and get involved in the political process.

Two more candidates join the race

News Nov 22, 2006 Flamborough Review

Voters in this riding now have six names to choose from on the federal election ballot, January 23, with the addition of a Marxist -Leninist and an Independent candidate. Nominations to join the race closed January 2.

Jamil Ghaddar, Marxist-Leninist

A 22-year-old linguistics student at McMaster University is the sole female candidate in the federal election race for the Ancaster-Dundas-Flamborough-Westdale riding. Jamil Ghaddar is no stranger to election campaigns having run twice before as a representative of the Marxist-Leninist Party of Canada, most recently in the last federal election for Hamilton Centre and before that in the provincial election in Hamilton West.

One of the key areas that she plans to highlight is how people in Canada have become "marginalized from the political process." Noting that only about 20 per cent of eligible young people cast votes in elections, Ghaddar believes there's "a real need for democratic renewal" in Canada.

Ben Cowie, Independent

Running as an Independent candidate in the January 23 federal election is Ben Cowie. The 21-year-old senior earth and environmental sciences student at McMaster University moved to Hamilton from London three years ago to begin university studies.

Cowie feels that issues such as post-secondary education, environmental sustainability and youth involvement in government aren't getting the attention they deserve.

He believes an Independent candidate will be more effective in making beneficial changes for constituents than "a backbench MP who votes along party lines."

This marks Cowie's debut in election campaigning but he hopes that putting his name on the ballot will encourage more young people to come out and get involved in the political process.