MIRAMICHI – The New Brunswick Liberal Association held a nomination convention Saturday afternoon for the next provincial election on September 24, 2018. Andy Hardy was nominated as the Liberal candidate for Southwest Miramichi-Bay du Vin.
Premier Brian Gallant, who is also Leader of the New Brunswick Liberal Party, was present at the nomination and commended Hardy for his community engagement in the riding. “Andy’s experience of having represented the hard-working people of this Province for over a decade as a labour leader will serve him well as the next MLA for Southwest Miramichi-Bay du Vin,” said Gallant.
Andy Hardy is the provincial president of Local 1190 of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE), representing more than 1,500 employees, including tradespersons, operations workers, maintenance repair workers and labourers working mainly at the departments of Transportation and Infrastructure as well as Tourism, Heritage and Culture. He is also a member of the Common Front for Social Justice and the Coalition for Pay Equity, and a graduate of James M. Hill Memorial High School in Miramichi.
Hardy is involved in his community, having served on the Miramichi Hockey Board, coached baseball in the Napan and Chatham associations. He also served as Head Coach of the James M. Hill High School Hockey team. He served on the Napan Recreation Council.
Hardy said he was honoured to receive the endorsement from the members of Southwest Miramichi-Bay du Vin. “I love the Miramichi, and it would be the greatest honour to represent this area. We have seen a lot of progress for families on the Miramichi and in the Province, and I hope to help continue this trend,” said Hardy.
The list of official contestants for nominations are available on the New Brunswick Liberal Party’s website at nbliberal.ca.