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People's Party picks candidate for North Okanagan-Shuswap

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June 03, 2019 - 12:47 PM

VERNON - Five political parties now all have candidates vying for your vote in the North Okanagan-Shuswap riding in this fall's upcoming general election.

New in the race for 2019 is the People's Party of Canada candidate Kyle Delfing who says he was selected on Saturday, June 1, to run in the Oct. 21 election.

Delfing says he won the race for the People's Party candidacy by taking 22 votes to Ian Tribes 17 votes. Delfing owns Hugo's Moving in Vernon and the election will be his first experience in politics.

Incumbent Conservative Party of Canada MP Mel Arnold is running this fall hoping to keep his seat in Ottawa.

Defeated in 2015, Liberal Party of Canada candidate Cindy Derkaz is running again for 2019. Derkaz lost in the 2015 general election, coming in second with 20,949 votes to Mel Arnold's 27,490 votes.

Harwinder Sandhu is running for the New Democratic Party this fall. Sandhu previously ran for the NDP in the 2017 provincial election, coming a distant second to the provincial Liberals in the Kelowna-Mission riding.

Marc Reinarz is running as the candidate the Green Party of Canada. According to the party's website, Reinarz, had a lengthy career internationally in business before moving back to B.C. in 2004.

The federal general election takes place Oct. 21.

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