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Federal Liberals chose candidate to run in Kamloops riding

A Kamloops-born lawyer and entrepreneur George Petel will be representing the Liberal Party in the next federal election in the Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo riding.
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August 10, 2021 - 4:12 PM

A Kamloops-born lawyer and entrepreneur will be representing the Liberal Party in the next federal election.

George Petel is the party's candidate for the Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo riding, as announced in a media release from the Liberal Electoral District Association issued Aug. 7.

Petel described himself as an “entrepreneur at heart.” 

“I love the entrepreneurial spirit that flows throughout our riding,” he wrote. “I have experienced first-hand with my own businesses that you are quick to offer help of ideas and resources to see others succeed. I believe in a strong economy, I believe in helping vulnerable people, and I believe in environmental sustainability.”

Lorraine Mallon is the president of the Electoral District Association.

“We’re honoured that this Kamloops-born and educated lawyer and entrepreneur will be representing the Liberal Party in the next federal election," she said. "George Petel knows all areas of this riding and is passionate about advancing the interests of families and businesses and ensuring a strong economy and effective social programs.”

Petel was born in Kamloops, raised in the Bonaparte/Cache Creek/ Ashcroft areas and attended high school in Kamloops. He studied at Thompson Rivers University for a year before leaving the community for work and to pursue a career in Law that eventually led him to international work and travel.


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