Cormier gains NDP nod in Saanich Gulf Islands

Central Saanich Coun. Alicia Cormier will run in the coming federal election

  • Aug. 11, 2015 2:00 p.m.
Alicia Cormier will represent the NDP in Saanich Gulf Islands.

Alicia Cormier will represent the NDP in Saanich Gulf Islands.

Central Saanich Coun. Alicia Cormier will carry the NDP banner in Saanich Gulf Islands in the coming federal election.

Cormier will be officially acclaimed at a nomination meeting/campaign launch on Saturday at the Tsawout Community Centre.

“You can count on me to help bring positive change to Ottawa and connect our community to a federal NDP government,” said Cormier. “I am very excited about the opportunity to work with a Tom Mulcair government to deliver on local priorities including climate action, protecting our precious coastline and building partnerships with First Nations.”

Cormier is a two-term Central Saanich councillor with 30 years of management experience in health care, education, technology, social enterprise, publishing, marketing/sales, small business and non-profit sectors.

“Alicia has a family connection to First Nations people and she understands the vital importance of a solid education for Aboriginal children, as well as a deepening awareness of their traditions,” said Vern Jacks, former chief of the Tseycum First Nation. “She will be a strong voice for ongoing reconciliation with First Nations people.”

Green Party leader Elizabeth May and Liberal Tim Kane are the other declared candidates in Saanich Gulf Islands.