Canadians go to the polls on Monday, October 21, 2019 to elect a new government that will guide the country for the next four years.
In the Kootenay Columbia riding, a handful of candidates — Rick Stewart of the People’s Party of Canada, Abra Brynne of the Green Party, Robin Goldsbury of the Liberal Party , Trev Miller of the Animal Protection Party of Canada and Rob Morrison of the Conservative Party — are challenging current MP Wayne Stetski of the NDP for a seat in the House of Commons.
Terry Tiessen of the Libertarian Party of Canada dropped out the election.
The Nelson Daily is giving candidates a chance to speak to Kootenay Columbia voters prior to the October vote.
Today, we hear from incumbent MP Wayne Stetski of the NDP.
Elected in 2015 to represent Kootenay – Columbia riding, Wayne has served the public for most of his life. Before coming to Ottawa, Wayne was an active community volunteer, including Chairing Committees for: Interpretation Canada, the United Way, Key City Theatre, Columbia Basin Fish and Wildlife Compensation Program, the BC Government's Inter Agency Management Committee and the College of the Rockies. He was Mayor of Cranbrook, Manager of the East Kootenay Conservation Program and Regional Manager for the Kootenays with BC Ministry of Environment responsible for BC Parks, Fish and Wildlife and Ecosystems.
Wayne and his wife Audrey have been married for 41 years. He and and his family have lived in the Kootenays for 29 years.
While in Ottawa Wayne served as Vice-Chair of the House of Commons Standing Committee on the Environment and Sustainable Development, NDP Critic for National Parks, Co-Chair of the All-Party Cycling Caucus, Member of the All-Party Climate Caucus, Vice-Chair of the Canada-Philippines Friendship Group, and Chair of the NDP Caucus for BC’s MPs.
Wayne has recently been endorsed as a National Environmental Champion by GreenPAC, recognized as a Climate Action Champion by Leadnow and is proud to be recognized as a Proportional Representation Champion by Fair Vote Canada.
Working collaboratively to make a better Canada and serving you every day is the most important work he and his staff do!