Former Deputy Premier of B.C. Lois Boone officially declared her intention to seek the federal NDP nomination in the Prince George-Peace River riding.
Boone made the announcement today at a cafe in Prince George along with Nathan Cullen, the MP for Skeena-Bulkley Valley. She made clear her enthusiasm for the North and that she is the right candidate for the riding.
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When queried about the Site C dam Boone noted that while it is a provincial matter, it is one to which the federal Conservatives should be paying more attention. Cullen added that Harper has taken away the federal role in environmentally assessing projects such as these.
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Both Boone and Cullen say that it was time for the conservatives to call a by-election in this region as it is unfair that they are without a voice at this time. Boone challenged the conservative candidates to also push for a prompt by-election.
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Other issues that Boone mentioned were the Enbridge Pipeline and the HST. She says that it is imperative that residents of the region have a voice at the federal level.
Boone noted that the NDP nomination should be settled within the next 2-3 weeks.