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Former Kamloops mayor seeking federal Liberal nomination for 2019 election

FILE PHOTO - Terry Lake poses for a photo after leaving the Legislative Assembly one last time before retirement at legislature in Victoria on March 16, 2017.
Image Credit: THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito
April 23, 2019 - 9:23 AM

KAMLOOPS — Terry Lake has officially announced he will be seeking the nomination for the Liberal Party of Canada candidate in his riding for this year’s federal election.

Lake served as a Kamloops city councillor, mayor and served two terms as the MLA for the Kamloops North Thompson, according to a media release. He also served as the B.C. Environment Minister from 2011 to 2013 before being named Health Minister after the 2013 election. Lake held that position until 2017.

Since then, he has taken on the role of vice-president of corporate responsibility for Hexo Corp, one of Canada’s largest cannabis producers.

Lake says if he becomes the federal Liberal candidate, he will take a leave of absence from Hexo Corp once the election campaign officially begins.

"I feel Canada is at a crossroads," Lake says in a release. "We can continue to make progress on climate action, reconciliation with Indigenous peoples, reducing childhood poverty, or we can succumb to a wave of populism that promises simple answers to the complex problems that our country faces."

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