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Port Moody scientist to seek Liberal nod for next federal election

Kyle Demes, who has his PhD in zoology from UBC, is seeking the federal seat now held by Tory MP Nelly Shin.
Kyle Demes wants the Liberal nod to run against Conservative MP Nelly Shin in the next federal election. PHOTO SUBMITTED

A Port Moody scientist will run for the Liberal party nod in the next federal election.

Last week, Kyle Demes announced his candidacy for the riding of Port Moody-Coquitlam, a seat that’s currently held by Conservative MP Nelly Shin.

If he wins his party nomination, Demes said he would campaign on the party’s track record — “whether it’s lifting 278,000 children out of poverty, protecting our coasts with the record $1.5 billion Oceans Protection Plan, supporting Canadians and small businesses through the COVID-19 pandemic, investing in local infrastructure projects or unmuzzling scientists after 10 years of Stephen Harper,” he said in a press release.

Demes, who has his PhD in zoology from UBC, is currently advising Canadian institutions on research development and strategy.

A nomination date has yet to be announced by the Liberals in Port Moody-Coquitlam; a federal election date has also yet to be called.