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Cinéfest director Tammy Frick announces she plans to seek federal Liberal nod in Sudbury

She wants to replace outgoing MP Paul Lefebvre as the Sudbury Liberals’ candidate in the next election
Tammy Frick.

Tammy Frick, best known for her work as executive director of Cinéfest Sudbury and Cultural Industries Ontario North (CION), has decided to seek the Liberal nomination in the upcoming federal election.

The seat has been vacated by Sudbury Liberal MP Paul Lefebvre, who has announced he will not run in the next election.

Frick, a lifetime Sudburian, has been running Sudbury’s international film festival for 26 years. Her press release said she “is an accomplished and proud champion of the City of Greater Sudbury, contributing to a wide range of community initiatives.”

“My work with Cinefest and CION has helped to make Sudbury a better place to live - I believe I can do so much more for our community as the Member of Parliament,” said Frick, in a press release.

“My focus will be on supporting the way back to a healthier, more-resilient Sudbury.  I will advocate for programs that nurture prosperous, equitable jobs, and encourage a strong entrepreneurial culture.  

“I will support investment and actions committed to achieving advancements in green innovation, technology and a cleaner future.”

Frick has served as a member on a number of multi-sector organizations, including Destination Northern Ontario, Greater Sudbury Development Corporation, Montessori School of Sudbury and Thorneloe University’s board of governors.

She was presented a Crystal Award for Outstanding Achievement in Business by Women in Film & TV (WIFT-Toronto) in December 2019.

Frick is the proud mother of two young adults.