Lambton College professor runs for Liberals


A Lambton College professor is the Liberal’s choice to try to unseat Conservative MP Marilyn Gladu in the next federal election.

Lois Nantais beat Sarnia City Councillor George Vandenberg at Monday night’s nomination meeting.

Lois Nantais

Nantais is a professor of psychology at Lambton College and specializes in ethics. In her videotaped speech to delegates, she said her work will be an asset to her in the race to become MP. Nantais says she and her students “discuss some of the most contentious issues of the day” including COVID-19, the possible closure of Enbridge’s Line 5 by Michigan and the ongoing border closures with the US.

“I will win the arguments of the day with Conservatives because I win and live those arguments every day…discussing important issues is critical to our society and that’s exactly my background.”

Nantais says Gladu hasn’t represented Sarnia-Lambton well, playing “to the fears and the lowest common values” in the community.

Gladu has already been cleared to run for re-election by the local Conservative Association.

United Church Minister Adam Kilner will carry the NDP banner in the riding. Brian Everaert will represent the People’s Party of Canada.

An election has yet to be called but is anticipated in the fall.