Maggie Farrington To Run As Federal Liberal Candidate In October Election

The former board chair at Keyano College is throwing her hat in the ring for the October Federal election.

Earlier this week, Maggie Farrington announced her intent to run as the Liberal candidate for the riding of Fort McMurray-Cold Lake.

She tells Mix News she feels the current regime has been stagnant for far too long – and the status quo is no longer acceptable.

“We are in the heart of the Canadian Oil Sands,” Farrington said. “This is the economic engine of Canada and yet our current representation in Ottawa is disconnected, out of touch and not advocating for our riding and for our people in a really impactful way.”

Farrington, who also works as CEO for the Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation, notes her experience and leadership will allow her to be the voice this region needs.

She feels we’ve been silent for far too long and it’s time for Ottawa to hear of our region loud and clear.

“I have a desire to serve first. A service leader primarily focuses on the growth and wellbeing of the people and the community to which they belong. That includes community building and I can be that voice in Ottawa to make sure everybody’s voice is heard.”

Farrington joins current MP David Yurdiga on the October ballot.

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