Doug Craig bows out of Conservative nomination race for Cambridge, North Dumfries

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09:44 AM by Laura Booth Waterloo Region Record

Doug Craig

In this file photo from November 11, 2018, Doug Craig speaks at the Remembrance Day Ceremony at Queen’s Square in Galt on Sunday. – IAN STEWART , Special to The Record

CAMBRIDGE — Doug Craig has ended his bid for Conservative Party nomination in Cambridge and North Dumfries and has thrown his support behind former CTV journalist, Tyler Calver.

“In the spirit of unity, I have decided to step aside from the Cambridge nomination process and place my full support behind a passionate, knowledgeable young man, who is sure to lead us to a Conservative victory,” Craig said in a news release Monday.

“Young Conservatives everywhere are ready to lead the next generation. We must support them; to ensure a bright and affordable future for our children and generations to follow.”

Craig served five straight terms as mayor of Cambridge before losing last fall to former Liberal cabinet minister, Kathryn McGarry. He announced his bid for the Conservative Party nomination in November.

The riding is currently held by Liberal MP, Bryan May.



2 Responses to Doug Craig bows out of Conservative nomination race for Cambridge, North Dumfries

  1. Debbie Duff Vitez February 18, 2019 at 12:52 pm


    Tom Vann February 20, 2019 at 3:52 pm

    Doug still hasn’t recovered from the beating he took against Kathryn. He could have gone down as the best mayor of Cambridge but won’t. His press conference did the right thing 2 ways. Handing the ropes to Tyler properly and bowing out before he got defeated. Doug should never have entered. Perhaps Doug knew I was helping Tyler and understood it was over for him. I have never lost when I choose a candidate to help except in 2010 when the election was stolen from me. To the public Doug showed class and that is important. I wish Doug a happy retirement now he’s finished with politics.

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