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Penticton councillor Tarik Sayeed accepts B.C. NDP nomination

Penticton city councillor Tarik Sayeed, pictured in this contributed photo, has won the nomination for the B.C. NDP in the Penticton riding.
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November 28, 2016 - 10:45 AM

PENTICTON - A Penticton city councillor will represent the B.C. NDP in next year's provincial election.

Tarik Sayeed beat Summerland district councillor Toni Boot for the B.C. NDP nomination in the Penticton riding, which includes Penticton, Summerland, Peachland, and Naramata. More than 300 local party member's cast ballots on Saturday, Nov. 26.

The Bangladesh-born city councillor says he comes from a family where politics was a dinner-table topic.

“My parents sent me to North America to become a professional - an engineer - and that is what I did. I earned an undergraduate degree and an MBA, and have held several leadership roles for large companies,” Sayeed says.

Sayeed says the B.C. Liberal decison to underfund schools in the Okanagan is a key issue for him. He says Christy Clark has ignored the needs of Okanagan families and communities for too long.

Child poverty, the local economy and ICBC rate hikes are also priorities, he says.

Sayeed says as a city councillor he has helped to bring affordable housing projects to the Penticton, worked with the city's homeless, helped to introduce a daycare centre at the Okanagan College campus and played a role in the city's work to regulate medical cannabis.


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