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Green Candidate Enters Cariboo-Prince George Race

Wednesday, August 19, 2015 @ 12:20 PM

Prince George, B.C. – There’s a new entrant into the race in Cariboo-Prince George.

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Richard Jacques

He is Green Party candidate Richard Jacques of Vancouver. The married father of six children is currently completing a Bachelor of Education degree at UBC.

He’s no stranger to the interior, having spent seven years as a volunteer firefighter in both Fort St. James and Takla Landing.

Jacques says he supports BC jobs. “We keep sending our raw resources overseas and I’d rather see them stay in B.C. to support B.C. jobs and value added timber.”

He adds he will be campaigning throughout the riding during the election period with Williams Lake as his home base.

Jacques decided to run in Cariboo-Prince George after losing his party’s nomination in Vancouver Quadra.

He says the party plans to hold a nomination meeting in Prince George-Peace River-Northern Rockies later this month.

Other declared candidates in Cariboo-Prince George include independent Sheldon Clare, Conservative Todd Doherty and Liberal Tracy Calogheros.



Sounds a lot like their dear leader. Couldn’t make it in one riding so let’s hunt around until we find one no one else wants.

Lol and Clark same thing, oh well more the merry.

Posted on Wednesday, August 19, 2015 @ 12:35 PM by steph100 with a score of 2

Lol and Clark same thing, oh well more the merry.


Should be a law against this sort of nonsense. If you can’t get the nod in the riding where you live you should not have the option to keep moving around until you find an opening.

If I run, I will promise to lower the price of gas. Will reduce taxes, will provide the best health care in the world. Will increase minimum wage. lower the retirement age.

Will charge double tax to non resident property owners, so that it discourages foreign people owning property in Canada, making it hard for us to buy property.

Will subsidize farmers, so that we become more food source independent.

I will promise to you every thing and lower taxes…. because I know I have no chance in forming a government and I get a free ride.

so we need a Vancouverite to run in PG?
why should he be allowed to run in a area he doesn’t live in?

BC Racer. That’s the way it is. You can run in Vancouver or Victoria as an Independent if you want. Its a Federal Election, and if you get the nomination then you run in the election. If you win then you represent the riding,. Nothing to say that you have to live in the riding.

It matters little in the case of the Greens because they will garner few if any votes even living in riding, let alone running someone from Vancouver.

One reason to allow this is to provide a way to keep the party leader in the legislature or parliament. From time to time the leader of the party that wins the election does not have a seat, as happened to Christy Clark. In a system like that of the US, where the chief executive is elected at large, this problem does not arise. Allowing the party leader to parachute into a safe riding allows the ruling party to get its leader into the legislature. If this mechanism were not available, the whims of the leader’s home riding would have an inordinate effect on the functioning of the system as a whole.

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