Cavers will not run provincially
Donovan Cavers is sticking with city council.
After toying with the idea of running as an independent in the May 14 B.C. general election, the rookie city councillor has decided he wants to focus on the duties of the elected office he already holds.
Cavers, who ran for the Green party in the last federal election, said he was never that sold on a provincial campaign.
“I didn’t really want to, to begin with. I wanted to focus on city council.
“But, I was worried the Ajax mine proposal wouldn’t be significantly debated,” he said.
Cavers said he has spoken to many people who plan to make the mine an election issue, whether Kamloops’ MLA candidates like it or not, and thinks the issue will be well represented even if he is not running.
“There’ll be a lot of people asking a lot of hard questions at all their debates and forums, including myself,” Cavers said, encouraging voters with concerns about the proposed copper and gold mine south of Aberdeen to press candidates on their position on Ajax.
“Make sure they give you an answer that satisfies your concerns,” he said.
While Cavers won’t be championing the Ajax issue on the ballot, B.C. Green Party leader Jane Sterk told KTW her party is in negotiations with a possible candidate in Kamloops North-Thompson.
When Sterk initially put out a call for candidates in the city, she said the party was looking for someone who could address issues surrounding Ajax.
Sterk said the party hopes to have candidates in place in both local ridings by March 16.