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And then there were two: Brian Goodman joins race for Conservative nomination

by Charles Dickson
Shawville
Mar. 18, 2024
The race to become the Conservative Party’s candidate for the federal riding of Pontiac just heated up with the entry of Brian Goodman.
Born and raised in Manitoba, Goodman has been a resident of Chelsea for the past six years, his third time living in the province of Quebec.
In a conversation with THE EQUITY, the 44-year-old father of two named four issues that he feels are particularly relevant to a young demographic.
“The people I really want to speak to are younger people. So, issues would be like housing prices, for one. Generational fairness, really. It’s difficult for young people to buy a house, but 30 or 40 years ago, people could buy a house with one income. Government debt – over the last 9 years we’ve doubled the debt, so young people are paying that back, with interest. The cost of living – our economy is not competitive enough now, it’s not productive enough. And the environment has always been important to me too.”
In information he has posted on social media, Goodman describes himself as someone who understands Ottawa.
“Over the last 15 years, I’ve worked as a political advisor, lobbyist, management consultant and public servant. I’ve also worked on a dozen political campaigns and I have and know what it takes to win. I’ve learned how to get things done in Ottawa and would work every day to get things done for the people of Pontiac,” he says in his post.
Goodman says his parents fought to bring French immersion to his hometown in Manitoba, that he went on to become a French major in university, and that he has chosen to put his children in French school and daycare.
“As your MP, I will defend and fight for the French language and for Quebec culture and values,” he says.
Goodman has done door-to-door campaigning with former Conservative candidate Michel Gauthier who is also seeking the Conservative nomination in this riding.

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