A new face has emerged seeking nomination as the federal New Democratic Party candidate in Brant riding.
Marc Laferriere, a 28-year-old clinical social worker with Woodview Children’s Mental Health and Autism Ser vices, announced on Thursday his intention to seek nomination as the local NDP federal candidate.
He made the announcement on Crandell Avenue, the street where he was raised in Eagle Place. In his announcement Thursday, Laferriere spoke of the need for a collaborative approach to problem solving.
He said he became politically inspired while attending the University of Ottawa in 2004, where he had an opportunity to interview NDP leader Jack Layton.
“I asked tough questions and he answered them,” Laferriere said.
“I was impressed with how he handled people.”
Laferriere’s nomination bid has been endorsed by Brian Van Tilborg, who was the NDP candidate during the last federal election.
Laferriere was born in Brantford and has lived here most of his life. He is a graduate of Assumption College, and has a BA in communications from the University of Ottawa and a master’s degree in social work from Lakehead University.
He has been involved with the Brant/Brantford Roundtable On Poverty reduction and the Brant/ Brantford Community Gardens Project.
A nomination meeting for the Brant riding of the NDP is expected to take place within a few weeks.