Family justice counsellor Cynthia Egli will be the NDP’s candidate in Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo.
Egli is the third try for the NDP to find a candidate for the riding after Gina Myhill-Jones withdrew and Dock Currie’s nomination was cancelled by the party over online comments two years ago.
The party announced her as the new candidate today (Sept. 23, 2019).
“I’m passionate about my community and am committed to making life better for everyday families, instead of wealthy corporations,” said Egli.
“I was raised on the values of putting people first, and that means fighting for workers, families, seniors, students, and those who have been left behind by Liberal and Conservative governments.”
Egli works as a counsellor and mediator with the Ministry of the Attorney General, is a member of the BCGEU provincial executive and is a part owner of a small business. She has a BA from UBC ando a Masters Degree in Leadership from Royal Roads University. She and her husband Cam have two daughters.
“The NDP’s A New Deal for People takes on the big polluters, drug companies, and corporate tax giveaways that have cost working people too much for too long,” said Egli.
“Imagine a government led by people like me who have a history of standing up for ordinary people instead of protecting the rich and powerful. I’m in this for you.”
The federal election is Oct. 21.