Election Information for Cobourg

With an election now officially called for September 20, most news coverage will be focused on that event.  Cobourg is in the Northumberland Peterborough South Riding and is currently represented by MP Philip Lawrence who is a member of the Conservative Party.  He will be running for the Conservatives and other parties will be competing.  Already, the Liberal Party has nominated Alison Lester as their Candidate, the People’s Party has nominated Nathan Lang but the NDP and Green Party have not yet nominated candidates.  To keep everyone informed, Cobourg News Blog will be providing regular updates and there is also a factual non-partisan page – see links below.  Blog Posts will report on events such as new nominations and any Cobourg/ Northumberland specific events.

It’s expected that the NDP and the Green Party will nominate Candidates – you can connect with the web pages and Social Media of their organizations via the special Cobourg News page in the link below.  Or wait for an announcement via a blog post.

Anyone who knows me well, will know that I do have a political opinion but I will try hard to keep that out of reports on the election campaign.


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16 August 2021 6:30 pm

Mr Draper- thank you for the information. Typo: Alison not Aliston 🇨🇦

John Draper
Reply to  Ann
16 August 2021 11:32 pm

I got it right about 8 times out of 10. Glad you are paying attention.

John Draper
16 August 2021 5:34 pm

News Update: Justin Trudeau is visiting the Black Cat restaurant (4 King St W,) at 6:45pm this evening to campaign with Northumberland-Peterborough South Liberal candidate, Alison Lester.

16 August 2021 10:11 am

Thank you Mr. Lemon Cake for your comment that has relevance and does not resort to any bitter vindictive or pointlessly hash sarcasm. I opened today’s News Blog to several pointless comments and immediately thought “Oh, No! Is this going to be what we have to read for the rest of the election campaign?”
Could we ALL make a pledge to avoid pointless sarcasm and pointless bitterness. It is quite reasonable to get angry with all politicians and much of their various policies. And I enjoy nothing better than ‘smart a– sarcasm’, if it comes out as a witty response to political stupidity. But that would certainly be making a significant political point at the same time.

Mr Draper does such a fine job on his FREE blog that at the very least he deserves our respect and decency. Let’s all commit to making this blog and this election campaign an interesting read. Get angry with everything you want to but express that in clear intelligent (Even angry) writing that shows some level of respect for those you disagree with. Express yourself and also make your point/issue clear.

Looking forward to some good reading ! ! !

Reply to  Doug
16 August 2021 11:39 am

I fully agree with your sentiments.

Sad that Canadians have to be reminded
to “show a little class” at such an important
time for our country as this.

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Reply to  JimT
17 August 2021 7:24 am

Trudeau and his many scandals over the last 6 years have put him in the category of “no class” .

Lemon Cake
Reply to  Doug
16 August 2021 1:18 pm

Agree. I’d genuinely like to hear people’s views on the candidates and issues. And there are sooo many issues that really deserve civil discourse right now- from what just happened in Afghanistan to national debt to taxes to social inequities. I’m sure there will be plenty of opportunity to share these in the coming weeks. P.s…. It’s Ms Lemon Cake 😀

Reply to  Doug
17 August 2021 11:32 am

Could we ALL make a pledge to avoid pointless sarcasm and pointless bitterness.

Can I assume that “ALL” includes the very politicians who are seeking our vote?
If you’re looking for “bitter vindictive or pointlessly hash sarcasm”, look no further than our leaders. If they haven’t got down in the muck yet, they surely will by September 20th and start throwing it around. Or better yet, pay someone to do it for them.

John L. Hill
16 August 2021 9:14 am

I’m glad the name of the restaurant was not published. Naming the site would encourage all the “wackos ” to show up creating problems for security. These events are not so much for locals as they are for the national media and to show support for a candidate in a riding the party feels it can win.

John Draper
Reply to  John L. Hill
16 August 2021 9:35 am

During the last election, on 15 September 2019, Trudeau also visited Cobourg. Here is the Cobourg News Blog report with lots of photos: https://www.cobourgblog.com/news-2019/justin-trudeaus-quick-visit-to-cobourg

John L. Hill
Reply to  John Draper
16 August 2021 10:45 am

Times have changed in the past two years. By “wackos” I mean people like the Trump followers who stormed the Capitol on January 6. Think something as horrendous couldn’t happen in Canada? The RCMP security detail must have more on their minds than their counterparts did only a few years ago.

Reply to  John L. Hill
16 August 2021 10:29 am

By “wackos” you must be referring to supporters?

Reply to  John L. Hill
16 August 2021 11:44 am

Since when does fear of the “wacko” fringe become the overriding principle for the rest of us? I’m not that easily intimidated, for one.

Lemon Cake
16 August 2021 9:11 am

Looking forward to seeing where these candidates stand on the issues. I will share that my young niece is organizing a panel of candidates in her area (Belleville) to talk about climate change at her high school. It’s a big issue for young people. All of the candidates have agreed to come save for one. The People’s Party candidate asked her “how did you get my email address” and “why would you invite me to this” and “what is your motive”? And, finally, “please don’t contact me again.” My niece is 17 years old.

SW Buyer
Reply to  Lemon Cake
16 August 2021 11:20 am


Clearly the PP candidate in Belleville is one to be avoided at all costs. Not likely to provide good representation for the electorate.
Good for your niece for taking part. Young people are so often ignored and pushed aside because they are viewed as having no intelligence or ability to make a contribution. These are tomorrows leaders, and yet the PP candidate treated your niece dismissively.
Please encourage her to stand up for her worth and to pushback hard when she encounters assholes like the Belleville PP candidate.
Letters to the editor and posts on social media exposing this worthless PP candidate would be in order. Perhaps attend some candidates meetings and publicly confront the PP candidate. Nothing like a good public shaming to knock the chip off of their shoulder.

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Lemon Cake
Reply to  SW Buyer
16 August 2021 1:32 pm

For sure – she will be reading the response she received at the event. They need to confirm that all candidates were given a chance to come and speak so it makes sense. Sadly social media political discourse is so awful that I try to avoid it at all costs.

Reply to  Lemon Cake
19 August 2021 8:28 am

i bet that’s a candidate (The People’s Party) that does not get Your Vote?

16 August 2021 7:12 am

CBC News · Aug 16, 2021 4:00 AM ET
Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau is in Quebec and Ontario

  • 10 a.m. visits a local business…in Longueuil, Que. to make an announcement…
  • 5:45 p.m. visits a restaurant in Coburg, (sic) Ont.

OK, anyone know which restaurant?

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Reply to  JimT
16 August 2021 8:21 am

Who cares

Reply to  Lyle
16 August 2021 8:31 am

What “Costume” will be be wearing?

Reply to  cornbread
16 August 2021 8:46 am

Dressed as a chef.

Bill Thompson
Reply to  JimT
16 August 2021 4:06 pm

Will Sophie be wth him ?

Reply to  Bill Thompson
17 August 2021 11:21 pm

Who cares