The federal Nickel Belt riding which surrounds Sudbury has a candidate representing the People's Party of Canada (PPC) who will be running to represent that party in the coming federal election Sept. 20.
The party official website reveals that man to be David Hobbs, described as an individual who was born and raised in Northern Ontario and has resided in the North all his life.
The party profile on Hobbs said he has worked in the mining industry for 33 years, which included being area lead for Vale's atmospheric emissions reduction project.
The profile also said Hobbs strongly believes in upholding our Constitutional freedoms and rights which have been negated by the current government leadership. He believes in Canadians having a voice where the constituents who hold office work for the people upholding the core values of truth, honesty and transparency .
The PPC describes itself as the party that brings together common sense, populism, classical conservatism, and libertarianism to create solutions adapted for the challenges of the 21st century. The party leader and founder is Maxime Bernier, who was well known as a cabinet minister in the Stephen Harper Conservative government in recent years.
Hobbs is the second PPC candidate to be announced for the general Sudbury area. The party has also revealed that long-time former high-school teacher Colette Methé would be representing the party as the official candidate for the Sudbury riding.