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.