Supporters hear city councillor’s campaign for Liberal nod

first_img“Geographically speaking, Fort Nelson isn’t part of the Peace River. They are different, they’re part of Liard.” Davies added that a move taken by the Federal counterpart, to include ‘Northern Rockies’ in the riding name, could make it more inclusive.Only two candidates stand in the race to be the next Liberal candidate for MLA: Davies, and Fort St. John Mayor Lori Ackerman.Pat Pimm,  the current Liberal MLA for Peace River North, announced his intentions upon the next provincial election in November. Pimm won the Liberal nomination in 2009, a race that both Mayor Ackerman and Davies were part of.The candidate selection meeting takes place on Saturday, May 7 at the Pomeroy Hotel. The next B.C. provincial election is on May 9, 2017.Advertisement FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. — Local city councillor Dan Davies met with constituents of the Peace River North riding last night at the Royal Canadian Legion, to share details of his campaign platform.With just a month left until members of the BC Liberal party vote for the candidate who will represent the party in next year’s provincial election, Davies says the campaign will be exhausting, but exciting.“This is important for me to listen to everyone’s concerns, because they’re all different but they’re all valid,” he said. “Not one member of this riding’s opinion is any less than anyone else’s.”- Advertisement -Davies said his main objectives is to bring an LNG industry to the northeast, to provide more jobs and more revenue for social infrastructure. He continued and addressed concerns about lacking healthcare specialists in the region, and his intentions to bring this issue to the attention of the government of B.C.“Truly, at the end of the day, we shouldn’t have a different healthcare system in Fort St. John or Fort Nelson than they do in Kelowna,” he added.He also said he feels that the name of the riding, Peace River North, doesn’t reflect the boundaries of the riding — which extend all the way to the Yukon border.Advertisementlast_img read more

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