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Sabile Trimm wins People’s Party nomination

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By Shawna O'Neill
Sabile Trimm wins People’s Party nomination
Sabile Trimm on Saturday, May 11 after winning the PPC nomination (Shawna O'Neill/Seaway News photo).

CORNWALL, Ontario – The People’s Party of Canada (PPC) has nominated local PPC CEO Sabile Trimm as the candidate for Stormont, Dundas and South Glengarry in the upcoming federal election.

Trimm ran against Colby Prosser, local PPC association secretary. Voting was held online and in-person, and votes were tallied on Saturday, May 11. Trimm said there was about a 50 per cent voter turnout, with a final tally of 33 votes for Trimm and 13 votes for Prosser.

“I am very pleased, very flattered,” said Trimm. “I purposely chose not to be working right now so that…I can campaign full-time and treat it like a full-time job. We are a new party, so we need more recognition of our name.”

“I know the number one thing I have to do is let people know, if they like what Doug Ford is doing with the kind of clean-up and financial responsibility he’s taking with the public purse of tax dollars, the federal equivalent of that is not Andrew Scheer, it’s Maxime Bernier. The Conservative Party still believes in hand-outs, Corporate Welfare…and Bernier’s party is more in line with the style of Doug Ford’s parliament,” added Trimm.

The PPC came together in 2018, spearheaded by Maxime Bernier, after he resigned from the Conservative Party of Canada.

Trimm believes the PPC strives to treat all Canadians fairly and not cater to any special interest groups. She believes that there is a lot of twisting of messages into racism or alt-right sentiments revolving the party, but the party stands for fairness and responsibility.

Trimm will run against Conservative Party candidate Eric Duncan.

“I think (Duncan) has a huge advantage because he has already been in the public eye and people recognize him. But he is a career politician…I don’t know if he knows what it’s like to run a business, raise children in an economy that’s highly taxed, if he’s aware of the issues with the educational system and farming…I check a lot of boxes in terms of peoples’ issues and having first-hand experience, where as someone who is a career politician…may not have that experience. That’s a connection you have with people,” said Trimm about her competition.

Trimm also ran for the Ontario Libertarian Party in the most recent provincial election.

The federal vote will be held this fall on Monday, Oct. 21.

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