More London Candidates Named

With the clock ticking on campaigning ahead of the June 12 provincial election, Ontario parties are filling in their nomination gaps.

The London Police Service’s officer in charge of diversity is making a run for the London-Fanshawe riding.

Although it hasn’t been officially announced by the Ontario Liberal Party, an automatic reply on Sergeant Marcel Marcellin’s LPS e-mail says he is taking a leave of absence to represent London-Fanshawe.┬áMarcellin has taken a leave from the service until June 12, when Londoners will head to the polls.

In the automatic reply, Marcellin says his campaign website will officially launch on Monday.

Marcellin will run against incumbant New Democrat MPP Teresa Armstrong and local veterinarian Chris Robson for the Progressive Conservatives.

The Liberals have yet to name a candidate for Elgin-Middlesex-London or London-West. Deputy Premier Deb Matthews is running for re-election in London-North Centre.

Also announced Wednesday, the Freedom Party of Ontario has nominated Western University and former Sun Media columnist Salim Mansur as its candidate for London-North Centre.