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Cowichan's NDP nomination meeting postponed until fall

Hilary Abbott, one of five NDP nominees in Cowichan-Malahat-Langford, must now wait until a fall nomination-meeting vote to determine the local riding
Hilary Abbott, one of five NDP nominees in Cowichan-Malahat-Langford, must now wait until a fall nomination-meeting vote to determine the local riding's federal NDP candidate.
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Cowichan voters must wait until September to know their NDP candidate in the 2015 federal election, following Saturday's nominee-meeting postponement.

Hilary Abbott is one of five nominees in the Cowichan-Malahat-Langford riding who were set for Saturday's (July 5) nomination huddle at Duncan's Island Savings Centre.

Reasons for the delay were unclear at press time Saturday.

Abbott signalled he was disappointed, but somewhat relieved, at the date being pushed back by NDP brass.

"It was coming upon us somewhat quickly, so all nominees now have the opportunity to work more this summer to get to know the party faithful," he said of the tentative Sept. 21 nominee meeting at the ISC.

Abbott, a valley cheesemaker, noted he was "disheartened" a local NDP candidate won't be chosen in time to "circulate in the riding with the current NDP MP (Jean Crowder)."

Crowder is not running in the Oct. 19, 2015 election; she's retiring after four terms in Ottawa representing Nanaimo-Cowichan constituents.

Riding hopefuls include Ian Morrison, Ellen Oxman, Nick Wade, Allister McGregor, and Abbott.

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