Wednesday, December 14, 2005

Skeena-Bulkley Valley Candidates

The Liberal candidate for Skeena-Bulkley Valley is Gordon Stamp-Vincent. Stamp-Vincent is a relative unknown in the political arena. As the article points out,

Winning the nomination was his first taste of political life. He only joined the Liberal party in August, and began thinking about running as a candidate five or six weeks ago.

Perhaps his being a political novice explains this statement about why he decided to seek the Liberal nomination,

“I don't know whether it was a moment of insanity,”

Well imagine that, there is truth in politics after all. One would certainly have to be insane to be a Liberal.

Aboriginal issues are also a big concern. Mr. Stamp-Vincent said Canada currently has one of its lowest-ever unemployment rates - but aboriginal communities aren't sharing in this trend. The MP has a large role to play, he said, in finding out what First Nations communities want and helping them achieve it.

We all know how much concern the Liberal Party of Canada has for aboriginal issues. And in case you have been hiding under a rock for the past... oh, forever, I am sure Darcey and the gang at Dust my Broom would remind you of their track record with "...finding out what First Nations communities want and helping them acheive it."

The Terrace Standard has a bit more background on Stamp-Vincent. As of today, he hasn't got a website I can post a link to. Neither does Mike Scott, the Conservative candidate for this riding.

Incumbent Nathan Cullen (NDP) has a website that can be found here.

Christian Heritage Party Candidate Rod Taylor's site is here.

On the radio today, I heard Mike Scott's campaign is going to focus on jobs and job creation. Not bad, considering the projected growth in mining for this region, upgrades to the Prince Rupert port, with fishing, logging, and tourism all on the increase as well.

I hope he doesn't simply stick with this issue though. It's not the most important policy to be running on. Even New Democrat supporters like Alan see the renewal of our military and foreign policy as vital.

More to come on the Skeena-BV candidates as I hear it.