People’s Party names Kootenay-Columbia candidate

Stewart, 62, is a retired Registered Professional Forester and former Canadian Armed Forces member.

Nelson resident Rick Stewart will stand as first Kootenay-Columbia candidate for the new federal People’s Party of Canada in the October 21 election.

Stewart, 62, is a retired Registered Professional Forester and former Canadian Armed Forces member. After earning a diploma in Forest Technology from Selkirk College he went on to earn a Bachelor of Forest Science degree from the University of Alberta in 1986.

He worked for the Ministry of Forests in Williams Lake and then returned to Nelson in 1990 as the Regional Forest Health Officer, later becoming an Audit Team Manager with the Forest Practices Board. In 2000, Stewart incorporated his own company to provide environmental consulting services to major oil companies in Western Canada. He retired in 2014.

“I want to represent the people in the riding of Kootenay-Columbia as a People’s Party of Canada Member of Parliament,” Stewart said last week. “ I share our party leader Maxime Bernier‘s belief in personal responsibility and individual freedom and as your MP you will always be represented with respect and fairness. There is a lot of work needed to repair our foreign affairs, reform and simplify the tax system, eliminate corporate welfare and most important of all to unite our country from coast to coast, preserving our right of self-determination as a nation.”

He describes a concern with the current government as “the utter insanity of the Liberal’s large deficits and additional taxation while pursuing a program of dubious social engineering. They are driving away investment and placing a huge yoke of debt on our children. This is unacceptable, and I won’t be lectured about Canadian values by the smug media and Liberal left.”

More information on the Kootenay-Columbia PPC can be found at https://kootenaycolumbiappc.ca/.


Email typos to
editor@crestonvalleyadvance.ca

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Just Posted

Kootenay Lake ferry labour dispute ends with ratified agreement

The deal was approved by 83 per cent of members

Selkirk music students turn up the semester-end volume

Five different ensemble student bands will take the stage on Dec. 12

CP Holiday Train returning to Nelson next week

Train will stop at Lakeside Park railway crossing on Dec. 12 at 6:30 p.m.

Nelson police searching for missing woman

Heather Gunderson hasn’t been seen since Sunday

New system to keep Nakusp-area snowmobilers, caribou from meeting

GPS tracking keeps caribou safe while opening up the backcountry for sledding

VIDEO: Federal Liberals’ throne speech welcomes opposition’s ideas

Trudeau will need NDP or Bloc support to pass legislation and survive confidence votes

VIDEO: John Lennon’s iconic Rolls Royce rolls into Vancouver Island college for checkup

Royal BC Museum, Camosun College and Coachwerks Restorations come together to care for car

VIDEO: Rockslide closes part of Highway 93 in Fairmont Hot Springs

Geotechnical team called in to do an assessment after rocks fell from hoodoos

Petition calls for appeal of ex-Burns Lake mayor’s sentence for sex assault

Prosecution service says Luke Strimbold’s case is under review

Northwest B.C. wildlife shelter rescues particularly tiny bear cub

Shelter co-founder says the cub weighs less than a third of what it should at this time of year

BC firefighters to help battle Australian bushfires

Canada sent 22 people, including 7 from B.C.

B.C. NDP touts the end of MSP premiums

Horgan, James held news conference to reiterate that people will get their last bill this month

Illicit drug deaths down, but B.C. coroner says thousands still overdose

Chief coroner Life Lapointe says province’s drug supply remains unpredictable

Trustees ask for more help after tearful meeting on B.C. school’s ‘toxic’ stench

Enforcement has ‘no teeth,’ school trustee says, while kids become sick

Most Read