UPDATE: Dan Iova recently changed ridings. He is now representing the party in Coquiltam-Port Coquitlam.
Another name is on the ballot for the federal race in Port Moody-Coquitlam.
Coquitlam resident Dan Iova, who served in the Canadian Armed Forces until 2002 when he was honourably released, is a candidate for the newly formed Veterans Coalition Party of Canada (VCP).
It is his first run for elected office.
“Being a Canadian military veteran and a strong advocate for veterans rights online as a member of several veterans help groups, I was naturally drawn at first to VCP and its vision to fix the New Veterans Charter as well as VCP’s deep passion to enhance the life of our Canadian seniors and put more money back in the pockets of all Canadians,” he told The Tri-City News today (Monday).
As MP, Iova said he will work to reduce taxes including removing the tax from the Canadian Pension Plan. The party platform can be found via veteranscoalitionpartyofcanada.ca.
Iova faces contenders Bonita Zarrillo (NDP), Sara Badiei (Liberal), Nelly Shin (Conservative), Bryce Watts (Green) and Jayson Chabot (People’s Party of Canada) in the Oct. 21 election, for the seat left vacant by the NDP’s Fin Donnelly who is retiring.