Bob Landry is seeking the NDP nomination for Kings West. - Submitted
A military veteran is seeking the nomination for the NDP in Kings West.
No candidate was nominated in that riding when the writ was dropped Sept. 7, but an NDP staffer confirmed that Bob Landry of Lake Paul would be the candidate the party put forward. A date for the nomination is expected shortly.
Landry says he is a long-time supporter of the party and was acquainted with famed NDPer Tommy Douglas.
Born in Quebec, Landry was raised in Sault Ste. Marie. He lived in six provinces during the course of his 33-year military career. Landry was a pilot and was posted to Greenwood just before he retired.
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“We loved the Valley so much that we decided to stay,” said Landry. “I’ve lived all over Canada and I say this place is like the Garden of Eden.”
Landry, 68, is well-known in Kings West, where he is known as “Mr. Hockey” due to his involvement in the Greenwood Oldtimers, the Berwick Oldtimers and starting an Oldtimers Hockey School at Acadia University.
He has been married to his wife, Barb, for 49 years. They are the parents of three adult children and have three grandchildren.