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On October 21, 2019, there will be an election for a candidate to represent Northumberland-Peterborough South in a Federal government.  

This page will provide information on Candidates nominated to run for this election plus other information relevant to the election.

You can see the officers for each of the Electoral District Associations for all parties at Elections Canada's site here.  There are five parties registered in this riding:

PPC, Conservative, Federal Liberal, Federal NDP, Green Party (this list in order used by Elections Canada).

Local All Candidates Meetings

There are no more all-candidates meetings.

Cobourg News Blog Report on All Candidates Meeting held on 2 October 2019.

Information from Elections Canada

Registration status

You can go online to check if you registered to vote : Go here. It's probably too late to register but if you have good proof of ID and residency, you may still be able to vote by going to the appropriate polling station.

Voting on Election day will be 9:30 am to 9:30 pm.  You should have received a card in the mail telling you where to vote.

Elections Canada Web site


From predictions published by Philippe J. Fournier at 338Canada. Philippe bases his predictions on polls plus demographics plus history of voting,  He also looks at each Riding.  Note that, as we know, the margins of error are quite large - but these predictions are interesting. Updated most days.

As of October 14

Party Poll
Seats From
Riding *
Local *
Conservative 33% 136 No change 37% 31.9% 99 39.6%
Liberal 31% 135 No change 33% 39.5% 184 42.5%
NDP 16% 30 No change 16% 19.7% 44 14.8%
Green 9.5% 4 No change 11% 3.5% 1 3.1%
Bloc Quebecois 6.6% 32 No change n.a. 4.7% 10 n.a.
Peoples Party 2.8% 1 No change 2.8% n.a. n.a. n.a.

* Local Riding is Northumberland-Peterborough South

2019 Percentages are rounded to 2 significant figures; seats are rounded to whole numbers.

With 338 seats up for grabs, 170 seats are needed for a majority.

The following list is in the sequence of their nomination.

Liberal Party of Canada

The Nomination Meeting was held at the LiUNA hall in Cobourg on October 19, 2018  Incumbent MP Kim Rudd was acclaimed as no-one else had been nominated.  PM Justin Trudeau was at the meeting so there was a large crowd.  For a report on the meeting go here.

MP Kim Rudd lives in Cobourg

Kim RuddBio:

Kim Rudd has been a lifelong entrepreneur and an advocate on the federal and provincial levels for small businesses, child care, and post-secondary education. In 2011, she was named RBC’s Canadian Woman Entrepreneur of the Year, and served as Vice-Chair of the Ontario TCAF Secretariat.

Additionally, Rudd was Founding Executive Director of the Association of Private Colleges and Vice-President of the Ontario Association of Career Colleges. Rudd has also been a lifelong volunteer in organizations ranging from the United Way to Kinark Child and Family Services, heading the Regional Physician Recruitment and Retention Committee and serving as President of the Northumberland Central Chamber of Commerce.

Rudd was elected as Member of Parliament for Northumberland-Peterborough South in 2015, and was appointed Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Natural Resources.  However, she asked that her name be withdrawn for consideration in this role so she can focus her energies on her Riding.


Constituency Office 905.372.8757
Twitter,   Web site,   Facebook,   Riding Web site

Campaign Office: 239 Division Street, Cobourg

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Conservative Party of Canada

Philip Lawrence, Lawyer, lives in Orono and works at Sun-Life. 40 years old.
Philip was elected at a nomination meeting on 2 March 2019 - details reported here.


Nominated as Candidate for the Conservative Party in Northumberland-Peterborough South

  • Lifelong Conservative
  • Lawyer with expertise in tax law
  • 10 years experience working as a leader in Financial Services
  • Established and positive track record managing and mentoring professionals
  • International public speaker
  • Living in Orono Ontario with his wife of 14 years and two children


Tel: (905) 375-5519  
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Twitter   Facebook Web site

Campaign Office
99 King Street W, Cobourg

Related Cobourg News reports

Green Party

Jeff WheeldonCandidate (acclaimed): Jeff Wheeldon

Jeff Wheeldon works as a REALTOR® in Brighton, Ontario, where he lives with his wife and two sons. He strongly shares the values of the Global Greens Charter, especially the values of sustainability, social justice, and nonviolence, which also connect with his church background and fuel his efforts to build healthy community.

Jeff has previously worked in higher education administration, and holds a Master of Arts degree, but has also worked in several blue-collar jobs as a truck driver and factory worker giving him a broad work experience. His MA thesis focused on the role of ethics in reforming social institutions, and he has shelved his academic and teaching goals in order to put more effort into those social institutions in order to address critical issues, such as climate change and the current technological and economic revolution, which will shape the lives of his children. He is running because he believes that we need to be more ambitious in order to find solutions on the same scale as the problems we face, and he wants to bring a higher standard of ethics and professionalism into Parliament.

Jeff has served as International Affairs Critic for the Green Party of Canada Shadow Cabinet since 2016. He ran with the Green Party of Ontario in 2018, the Green Party of Canada in 2015, and he served as the founding CEO of a Green Party of Canada riding association in 2013. He currently serves as Secretary for the riding association of Northumberland - Peterborough South.

Jeff enjoys reading books, playing games, and watching TV and films that challenge his perspectives and assumptions. He also enjoys running and karate, but these days he gets his exercise keeping up with his two busy little boys.

Green Party Riding Web site


Related Cobourg News reports

People's Party of Canada

Candidate: Frank Vaughan

Frank VaughanA farmer in Codrington with one young son.  Active in promoting free speech and is the President of the Electoral District Association for the People’s Party of Canada in Northumberland Peterborough-South.  His web site has a number of articles published prior to his acceptance as a Candidate.


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Mallory MacDonald, 33, resident in Peterborough, was acclaimed by the party to represent the New Democrats in Northumberland-Peterborough South.

malloryMacDonald, a former nurse in the Cobourg and Port Hope areas, ran unsuccessfully for the Peterborough-Kawartha riding NDP candidacy, that was won by Candace Shaw, in late June.

She is also an actress and costume maker on the local theatre scene, and has starred in St. James Theatre productions. She's also worked with the Peterborough Theatre Guild.

When she was running for the Peterborough-Kawartha NDP nomination, she told the Peterborough Examiner that she'd previously worked as a personal support worker in two local long-term-care homes and later as a VON nurse. She says she'd now like to take on this new challenge. "I'd like to see someone who's struggled and is an everyday person to represent me," she said in an interview. "I just feel like now's the time."

On her web site she says:

Mallory MacDonald has dedicated her life to helping people. As a community nurse, she travelled the countryside to provide nursing care for community members. Then, when a spinal condition forced her to stop working, she was thrust into poverty. Standing in line for the food bank, she met countless others who were trying to scrape by on limited incomes, often forced to choose between rent and food. Many were homeless. All were being ignored by the government.

Mallory has opened an office at 244 Division Street Cobourg.


Mallory has provided a comprehensive Bio - download here.


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