Afghan vet will run against MP Donnelly
An Afghan vet who is the executive director of the Veterans' Transition Network was elected last night to run for the Conservatives in the new riding of Port Moody-Coquitlam.
Tim Laidler was chosen by the riding members on Tuesday in Coquitlam as the Tory candidate to battle incumbent MP Fin Donnelly (NDP, New Westminster-Coquitlam) in the October 2015 federal election.
Some 500 riding members selected Laidler in a preferential ballot, in the third round.
The other candidates were Bernie Hillier, the constituency assistant for BC Liberal MLA Doug Horne (Coquitlam-Burke Mountain); Maria Javier; and Janine Davies, the Tri-Cities' Chamber of Commerce board chairperson.