Fredericton

Ridings to Watch

Fredericton

CPAC’s Martin Stringer reports on the riding of Fredericton, New Brunswick where the Liberal incumbent, Matt DeCourcey is in a fight against two impressive challengers: Andrea Johnson for the Conservatives and Jenica Atwin of the Green Party. Frequent flooding of the St. John river has made climate change a major issue in this riding, but so has the recent closure of the province’s only private abortion clinic, and the fact that the riding is in a Maritime province with a resource economy brings its own set of issues. Mackenzie Thomason, the 22-year-old leader of the provincial NDP, is the New Democrat on the ballot. Jason Paull is the People’s Party candidate.