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Kamloops human rights lawyer announces bid for federal NDP nomination

Bill Sundhu, a Kamloops lawyer, is aiming for an NDP nomination for the federal Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo district.
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March 01, 2021 - 11:47 AM

Kamloops lawyer, activist and former judge Bill Sundhu has announced his bid to seek federal NDP nomination in Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo.

Sundhu, who previously sought ran for the New Democrats in the Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo riding in the 2015 federal election, made the announcement in media release today, March 1.

"After 20 years of the same representation in Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo, we cannot afford the failed policies and divisive politics of the past. We deserve better," Sandhu said in the release.

Sundhu has lived in Kamloops for 25 years with his family where he currently runs a private law practice. According to the media release, he is involved in human rights and equality issues, both in the Canadian justice system and international human rights law.

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Since receiving his law degree in 1983 at the University of Windsor, Sundhu has been involved in both international human rights organizations, like the International Criminal Court at The Hague, and B.C.-based judicial organization.

Sundhu plans to focus on economic inequality. He said in the release he takes issue with "successive Liberal and Conservative cutbacks and privatization," adding the they left Canadians unprepared for a health and economic crisis.

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"The Conservatives are using the crisis to demand more austerity... and they continue to play from the Republican playbook - a divisive and dangerous brand of politics," he said. "Extreme inequality and insidious forces tear at our social fabric and undermine our democracies."

Kamloops Conservative MP Cathy McLeod recently announced her retirement politics. She had held the seat since 2008.

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