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ELECTION 2015: NDP candidate Bill Sundhu faces opposition from next door

NDP headquarters and the side door of Powderkeg Shooting Supply.
August 20, 2015 - 6:30 PM

KAMLOOPS – A local business is showing its disapproval with the federal New Democratic Party by placing anti-party signs in its store front windows. The business in question is located right next door to Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo NDP candidate Bill Sundhu’s headquarters on Tranquille Drive.

The owner of Powderkeg Shooters Supply Inc. didn’t want to speak about the three signs he has placed in his store windows.

The signs depict NDP party leader Thomas Mulcair on a background of party orange with a tweet from Postmedia News reporter Stephen Maher which says Mulcair has no plans to bring back the scrapped long-gun registry.

The posters appear to be part of the Conservative Party campaign against the New Democrats. The associated website, called Meet the NDP, uses the tagline “the party we just can’t afford.” The Conservatives have a similar website dedicated to the Liberal party which states “Justin Trudeau, just not ready.”

Bill Sundhu says the store owner has just got it wrong.

“This is part of the disingenuousness we have with the federal Conservatives,” he says, adding the signs are part of smear campaign.

Sundhu says the Conservatives’ number one fundraiser is the gun issue and they distort the issue to suit their ends.

“We have no intention of bringing back the failed gun registry,” Sundhu says of the NDP. 

To contact a reporter for this story, email Dana Reynolds at dreynolds@infonews.ca or call 250-819-6089. To contact an editor, email mjones@infonews.ca or call 250-718-2724.

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