The B.C. Green Party now has a provincial election candidate in the Shuswap riding.
Kevin Babcock is an employee at the Canoe Plywood Plant, and formerly worked in the railway and aerospace industries in the Lower Mainland.
Babcock says he wants to empower people to work toward creating their own job rather than relying on government programs.
“People don’t want to be dependent on government money, people don’t want to be dependent on government job creation,” says Babcock. “I want to empower people to work towards their own career path – create their own ‘job’ and their own income, to make achievements that give them pride. The B.C. Green poverty reduction plan and commitment to a better education will give people the safety net they need to put their lives in their own hands.”
The other confirmed candidates for Shuswap are incumbent Liberal Greg Kyllo and Sylvia Lindren of the NDP.
Photo: Kevin Babcock, Green Party candidate for Shuswap riding
Andrew Weaver, leader of the B.C. Green Party, welcomes Babcock’s nomination.
“Kevin is a fantastic candidate to represent the people of the Shuswap,” says Weaver. “His extensive experience in the railway, aerospace and forestry industries have given him unique insight into their importance to B.C.’s sustainable economy. Kevin is an incredibly thoughtful person and cares deeply about the environment and his community.”