Deepak Opens Campaign Office
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.”