Abbott seeks the NDP nomination in the new Cowichan-Malahat-Langford federal riding

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A third name has been tossed into the Jean Crowder replacement ring.

Cowichan Bay's most noted cheesemaker Hilary Abbott, announced Tuesday he will seek the NDP nomination in the new Cowichan-Malahat-Langford federal riding.

Abbott, 55, said he believes his entrepreneurial skills, work ethic and community-minded involvement have prepared him to serve in Ottawa.

"Our riding has been admirably served by Jean Crowder since 2004. With Jean's decision not to run in the 2015 election – the time seems right to ensure the proud tradition of the NDP in Ottawa continues," he said. "I am confident that the Orange Wave that swept Canada during the last election will continue. Canadians are tired of the current Harper Conservative government and sceptical of the Liberals".

Abbott, who sold his Cowichan Bay storefront last year, lives with his wife Patty on their working farm in Cowichan Bay where Hilary continues to make artisan cheese.

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