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October 27, 2017 6:22 pm

Deepak Opens Campaign Office

Thursday, March 23, 2017 @ 7:44 PM

Candidate Bobby Deepak talks with supporter about issues. – photos 250News

Prince George, B.C.-  Bobby Deepak’s campaign office is up and running.   The NDP candidate for the Prince George- Mackenzie riding  welcomed friends and supporters this evening  to his  campaign headquarters   on 8th Avenue across from Spruceland.

( at right,   a sizeable crowd  attends  office opening)

Deepak  is no stranger to  elections.   This is his second time at taking a shot at the Prince George Mackenzie riding,  and  says  he learned a very important lesson from that  first experience four years ago that he  will apply  to this run  “Hard work,   I think the last campaign that we ran  was a very good campaign, but  things just didn’t work out.   I think this time around, it’s gong to  be more  hard work and make sure that we touch and talk   to people and deal with the issues that people  are having today and make life better for them.”

He is  aware   some  may  be looking to Alberta and the experience in that Province  since  the NDP  were elected, “People know  that in Alberta oil prices have dropped and because of the drop in the oil prices  Alberta is having a hard time.  It had nothing to do with the government,  and  what people don’t know is that Alberta is supposed to have the highest GDP in 2017  and 2018 in all of   Canada,  so their economy is actually picking up.”

He says he thinks voters are intelligent  “They are aware of the issues and will be able to distinguish Alberta and their economic   situation  from  B.C.”.

Then there are the voters  who  make a check mark on a ballot because they believe it is time for a change.  That  was  a piece of the puzzle which saw Donald Trump  elected in the U.S. ,  and  the  desire for change  is  expected to be a factor  in British Columbia ” We have Christy Clark and the Liberals who have been  in power for 16 years now” says Deepak “They are out of gas,  they have no new ideas,  and they are doing the same thing  over and over again.”

He says  he will be focusing on the issues that hit the wallet,  and  points to  rising rates for  everything from  ICBC  to BC Hydro  “It’s time  a government looks after the everyday person.”

As for his chances?   “I’m  not going to say.  All I’m going to say is that I’m going to work hard, I’m going to do whatever it takes to win, I understand we are the underdogs here, but that just means we are going to have to fight harder.”




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