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Labour group endorses Tri-City mayor and council candidates

New Westminster Labour and District Council backs Port Coquitlam Mayor Brad West, who was acclaimed, Adel Gamar in Coquitlam and Meghan Lahti in Port Moody,
[From left to right in alphabetical order] New Westminster and District Labour Council is endorsing Adel Gamar for mayor in Coquitlam, Meghan Lahti in Port Moody and Brad West, who has been acclaimed in Port Coquitlam.

Dozens of Tri-City candidates running for office are getting the nod from the local labour council.

The New Westminster and District Labour Council (NWDLC) has endorsed candidates for all three cities, including mayor, council and trustee hopefuls.

This list is made public in advance of the civic election so voters can use it to inform their decision on Election Day, which this year is Oct. 15.

“Our goal is to ensure that our communities and our elected representatives at all levels of government in Canada respond to the needs of people and families,” the website states.

The organization has ties to trade union members at the local level and is a chartered organization of the Canadian Labour Congress.

Here’s the list of endorsed candidates, according to the NWDLC's website:



  • Adel Gamar


  • Matt Djonlic
  • Craig Hodge
  • Trish Mandewo
  • Robert Mazzarolo
  • Leslie Roosa

School Trustee

  • Jennifer Blatherwick
  • Craig Woods

Port Coquitlam


  • Brad West (acclaimed)


  • Sarah Harbord
  • Nancy McCurrach
  • Darrel Penner
  • Glenn Pollock
  • Dean Washington

School Trustee

  • Christine Pollock (acclaimed)
  • Michael Thomas (acclaimed)

Port Moody


  • Meghan Lahti


  • Dustin Chelen
  • Amy Lubik
  • Haven Lurbiecki

School trustee

  • Nancy Johnston
  • Lisa Park
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