EVERYBODY IN TOWN knows who’s going to win the next federal election. Just ask them.
And who will be the next MP for Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo? Just ask them.
I don’t mean to be unkind, but it’s unlikely Myhill-Jones will come anywhere close to Bill Sundhu’s second-place finish in 2015. There’s nothing about her candidacy that gives the party cause for confidence.
The first is that nobody knows who she is. The news release about her impending nomination by acclamation set for Sunday notes she’s “an active community leader and volunteer” who created a popular Facebook page called Cariboo Neighbours 911.
Mel Rothenburger is a former mayor of Kamloops, former school board chair, former editor of The Kamloops Daily News, and a current director on the Thompson-Nicola Regional District board. He was awarded the Jack Webster Foundation’s lifetime achievement award in 2011. His editorials are published Monday through Thursdays, and Saturdays on CFJC Today, CFJC Midday and CFJC Evening News. Contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org.