B.C. ELECTION 2017: Elizabeth May stops by Kamloops to campaign for Green Party candidates

Kamloops-North Thompson B.C. Green Party candidate Dan Hines, left, federal Green Party leader Elizabeth May, centre, and Kamloops-South Thompson Candidate B.C. Green Party candidate Donovan Cavers at public meet-and-greet at Red Beard Cafe, April 26, 2017.

KAMLOOPS - For the first time in the provincial campaign a federal political leader stopped by Kamloops to throw support behind local candidates.

Federal Green Party leader Elizabeth May came for the day, April 26, meeting with supporters, local media and First Nations. She says as a British Columbian the outcome of the May 9 election is important to her.

“I’m here because I want better government for my province,” the MP for the Saanich-Gulf Islands says.

She says locals have spoken to her about health care issues, affordable housing province-wide, education and the proposed Ajax Mine, which the Green Party at all levels doesn’t support.

“We’re hearing a lot of concerns about the Ajax Mine, wondering why it is that so many politicians have stayed on the fence about this,” she says.

One more stop remains for the day, with a fundraising event at the DoubleTree Hotel starting at 7 p.m.

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