Y., are flocking to Welland-area courses for cheap tee times thanks to the exchange rate.Malcolm Allen, who has been the area’s New Democrat MP since defeating a Liberal in 2008, said the federal government needs an “industrial strategy” to help cities like Welland, at the heart of the riding that stretches from southern St.
Now, call centres and smaller plants, such as a wind turbine blade factory, steel operations and food processors, locate here to take advantage of an experienced and willing workforce.
Sports tourism is also taking off, thanks to Pan Am Games rowing facilities and the world dragon boat championships that recently had Welland hopping.
Conservative candidate Leanna Villella, who placed second to Allen in the 2011 election, could not be reached for comment despite multiple attempts made through staff in her campaign office over the last week.
History of the riding In its various forms over the years, the riding now known as Niagara Centre has alternated between Liberal and Conservative MPs until New Democrat Malcolm Allen, an electrician and Canadian Auto Workers union activist, won by defeating Liberal MP John David Maloney in the 2008 election when the riding was known as Welland.
“This next election is going to be the most important we’ve ever had in Ontario.
We are in such major trouble, and we have been going down the wrong path way too long.
The Star visited three Ontario ridings at the heart of some of the economic challenges defining the federal election campaign.
WELLAND, ONT.—Back in the day, the popular Blue Star restaurant opened every morning at six, staff poised for action.
Under a recent redistribution, the riding boundaries were changed.