Scott Hamilton seeks NDP nomination for Cambridge

Scott Hamilton says he is seeking the nomination for the NDP in Cambridge as the upcoming federal election gets closer.
Cambridge scholar and resident Scott Hamilton is seeking the nomination for the NDP in Cambridge for the 2019 federal election.

Cambridge resident Scott Hamilton is tossing his hat in the ring and says he'll seeks the nomination for the NDP in Cambridge for the 2019 federal election.

Hamilton teaches at the Balsillie School of International Affairs in Waterloo and has done research in international relations, global environmental crises, and the politics of climate change.

Hamilton told CBC News the recent birth of his son pushed him to add his name to the list.

"I realized from my research and my writing, maybe I can do more," he said.

He hopes to focus on issues like climate change, employment, homelessness and housing.

"I understand the needs of Cambridge residents where I'm a new dad ... I'm a millennial and I'm also in that group of people who are also struggling in terms of what am I going to do to secure full-time employment in the future," he said.

Also looking at the nomination for the Cambridge seat, are former Cambridge mayor Doug Craig and Waterloo Region District School board trustee, Cindy Watson, who are both seeking the nomination for the Conservatives.

Liberal MP Bryan May currently holds the seat in Cambridge and is seeking re-election.