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.