Corey Kalsi seeks federal Liberal nomination in SDSG

Corey Kalsi seeks federal Liberal nomination in SDSG
SDSG federal Liberal nomination hopeful Corey Kalsi announced his candidacy at the riding association's spaghetti supper on Wednesday

By Adam Brazeau 
CORNWALL, Ontario – There will be at least two challengers for the federal Liberal nomination in the Stormont-Dundas-South Glengarry riding.

Corey Kalsi, 35, made it official: he will be running against incumbent Conservative MP Guy Lauzon in the October 19th election.

Nearly 40 people were at the Knights of Columbus hall in Cornwall Wednesday (Jan. 21) night for the riding association’s spaghetti supper/announcement event.

“In short, what I want to do is bring the community focus to the office of MP,” said Kalsi.

Twenty-six years ago, his parents opened Kalrim Cycles and Sports in South Glengarry, a division of Kalrim Industries Limited where he now serves as executive vice-president.

Kalsi is a teacher with the Catholic District School Board of Eastern Ontario. He earned an Honours Bachelor of Arts in history, a Bachelor of Education, and an Advanced Bachelor’s Degree in education at Nipissing University.

Kalsi has also sat on the Cornwall Hospital Foundation board of directors.

He believes his education, professional background, efforts as a volunteer, and life experiences give him the necessary tools to take on the responsibilities of being a Member of Parliament.

“I have a deep appreciation for the diversity in our community,” said Kalsi.

“The needs of our farmers and neighbours in the rural areas differ from our friends in the City of Cornwall, in First Nations communities, as well as those who are retired living the golden years.”

Ingleside businesswoman Patricia Pichette was introduced in mid-Dec. 2014, as the first SDSG Liberal nomination candidate.

The riding association’s front-runner will likely be revealed in Feb.

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