He’s hoping to Give ‘Em Hec one more time.
Former local Liberal MP Hec Clouthier has thrown his signature fedora into the ring once again, announcing Sunday that he will be running as an Independent candidate in Renfrew-Nipissing-Pembroke.
In a press release sent out Sunday, Clouthier said: “After much soul-searching, consultation with my family, and after many, many discussions with voters in this riding, “I’ve decided once again to throw my hat into the political race . I will be running as an Independent candidate in Renfrew-Nipissing-Pembroke, giving the people in this riding a real choice for real change right here at home.”
Clouthier last ran as an Independent in the 2011 federal election, finishing second to Conservative Cheryl Gallant. When local voters head to the polls October 19th , in addition to Clouthier and Gallant, other names on the ballot will include Liberal Jeff Lehoux, Dan McCarthy of the NDP, the Green Party’s Stefan Klietsch, and Steve Fortin who will represent the Libertarian Party of Canada.