Kootenay-Columbia MP Wayne Stetski has announced he will seek re-election federally.
Stetski announced Wednesday morning that he plans to represent the NDP once again in next year’s Federal Election.
He says he made the decision after touring the riding and meeting with constituents over the summer.
“I was doing a farmer’s market tour and visited a number of communities. Did a number of other events,” Stetski says. “Everywhere I went, people were saying ‘Wayne, are you going to run again? Please tell us you are going to run again.'”
Stetski says his concerns around people like Donald Trump and Doug Ford claiming political office helped fuel his decision.
“You look at what’s happening in Ontario, you look at what’s happening in different parts of the world. There’s a growth of ultra right conservativism that I really don’t think is how we want Canada to look or be going forward,” Stetski says.
Stetski says he wants to continue helping people federally with their issues.
He also wants to continue a lifelong pursuit of learning through his role as MP.
The Federal Election is set for October 21st, 2019.
– Kootenay-Columbia MP Wayne Stetski