Today’s Poll

Kootenay-Columbia candidates hit the ground running as Federal Election called for Sept. 20

The Nelson Daily Staff
By The Nelson Daily Staff
August 17th, 2021

Voters in the Kootenay-Columbia riding will head to the polls for the second time in less than a year during the COVID-19 pandemic after Prime Minister Justin Trudeau visited Gov. Gen. Mary Simon at Rideau Hall Sunday to dissolve the 43rd Parliament triggering a summer election for Monday, September 20.

Last fall BC Premier John Horgan, holding a minority government, won a majority mandate after calling a provincial election during COVID-19.

Voters in Nelson and the Kootenay-Columbia communities of Creston, Revelstoke, Cranbrook, Golden and Fernie — a riding that borders both Alberta and the United States — will have four candidates to choose from on September 20.

Conservative Rob Morrison is the incumbent MP after defeating Wayne Stetski of the NDP in 2019 with 44.8 per cent of the vote.

Stetski won the Kootenay-Columbia riding in 2015, defeating Conservative incumbent David Wilks by a slim 282 votes.

Also vying for the seat is Robin Goldsbury of the Liberal Party, who finished third to Morrison.

The fourth candidate in the Kootenay-Columbia riding is Rana Nelson of the Green Party.

Conversative incumbent Rob Morrison is hopeful to be re-elected as MP for Kootenay-Columbia in the upcoming September 20th federal election.

In the riding of South Okanagan-West Kootenay, three candidates are currently on the ballot against NDP incumbent Richard Cannings,

Conservative Helena Konanz, the Green Party’s Tara Howse, and People’s Party of Canada candidate Sean Taylor.

In 2019, Cannings won the riding by less than 800 votes over Konanz.

The Liberal Party has yet to announce a candidate.

In 2019, Connie Denesiuk ran for the Liberal Party.

Candidates have until August 30, 2021 to declare.

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