Monday, July 26, 2021

Jody Craven back to the electoral chase -- set to contest for the Skeena-Bulkley Valley seat in the House of Commons

A flurry of activity in the last few days has seen most of the political parties of the Northwest announce who will be their candidate should the country find itself heading to the polling booth sometime this summer or early fall.

The latest to confirm a candidate is the People's Party of Canada, with leader Maxime Bernier traveling around the Northwest late last week, introducing Jody Craven as the Party's choice in Skeena-Bulkley Valley, making for the second go round for the Kitimat resident under the PPC banner.

It's been a busy political period for Mr. Craven since the last federal election of October 2019, with the Kitimat politician making a run for provincial office, contesting the North Coast riding in last years BC election on behalf of the BC Libertarian Party.  

His was an unsuccessful challenge to incumbent Jennifer Rice, with Mr Craven finishing third when the final tallies came in on October 24th 2020.

The campaign did however provide Mr. Craven with a forum to further his conversation topics on politics of the times. It's been a theme he has continued on with through his People's Party of Canada Facebook page, which has been semi-active through the spring and summer months as the prospects of an election began to generate some speculation.

With confirmation of his candidacy, the total number of nominated candidates from a range of parties in the Northwest now stands at five, only the Liberals have yet to announce a candidate among the more well known political parties.

You can keep up with the latest themes on the pre-election campaign speculation from our archive page here.

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