A People’s Party of Canada candidate will be on the federal ballot in Port Moody-Coquitlam.
Jayson Chabot will run for the party that was created last fall by Maxime Bernier after he quit the Conservatives; Elections Canada recognized the Port Moody-Coquitlam PPC Association in March.
It will be Chabot’s first run for political office.
“I’ve witnessed many changes throughout the riding over the last 30-plus years and I’m looking forward to each and every conversation, whether it be via email, phone or my personal favourite: door-knocking,” Chabot said in a press release this week.
Also on the ballot aiming to replace retiring MP Fin Donnelly will be Coquitlam Coun. Bonita Zarrillo, who's running for the NDP, Sara Badiei (Liberals), Nelly Shin (Conservatives) and Bryce Watts (Green).
In the Tri-Cities' other riding, Coquitlam-Port Coquitlam, Liberal incumbent MP Ron McKinnon is up against Christina Gower (NDP), Nicholas Insley (Conservatives), Brad Nickason (Green) and Brian Misera (PCC).
The federal election will be held Oct. 21.
HEAR THEM SPEAK
The Tri-Cities Chamber of Commerce will hold a pair of all-candidates meetings prior to the federal election.
The first will be for the candidates running in the Port Moody-Coquitlam riding: Wednesday, Oct. 2 at Port Moody's Inlet Theatre, 100 Inlet Dr., 7 p.m.
The second, Thursday, Oct. 3., will feature candidates in the Coquitlam-Port Coquitlam riding and will be held at Coquitlam’s Evergreen Cultural Centre, 1205 Pinetree Way; it will also start at 7 p.m.
The events will also be streamed live through the chamber’s Facebook page, with viewers being able to join those in attendance in asking questions of the candidates via slido.com.