Corally Delwo will be the People’s Party of Canada candidate for Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo in the next federal election.
Delwo, a Kamloops resident, was chosen by members at a June 27 nomination meeting, edging out Matt Robson.
Delwo finished 20th among 21 candidates running for Kamloops council in 2018.
She is also a co-organizer of so-called freedom rallies in Kamloops, gatherings featuring people who are opposed to government measures taken in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and people who question whether COVID-19 is indeed a pandemic.
In a statement, Delwo said: “Kamloops is my home and I am proud to be part of this great community. I am also looking
forward to visiting all the great communities in the riding. I will not forget that I also represent Clearwater, Barriere, Sun Peaks, Pritchard, Savona, Clinton, 100 Mile House and all the other communities and homes in between.
“I will also work in partnership with all our neighbouring First Nations bands. Canim Lake Band (near 100 Mile House), Highbar First Nations (near Clinton), Skeetchestn Indian Band (near
Savona) and Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc (Kamloops) are all nations within our riding.
“With the recent news cycle highlighting historical tragedies at residential schools in Canada, I will be a strong advocate of our indigenous communities and support their efforts to heal and thrive.”
Robson vowed to support Delwo and remain involved with the party at an organizational level.
“I am going to support Corally and the
PPC and continue to educate people about the danger of relinquishing our autonomy to the government and the globalist agenda they serve,” Robson said in a statement.
While the next federal election is not scheduled to be held until October 2023, speculation is rampant that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will call an early election by the fall.
Incumbent Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo MP Cathy McLeod will not be seeking a fifth term and the Conservative nomination is being contested by four people: Tourism Kamloops CEO Beverley DeSantis, Kamloops Crown prosecutor Frank Caputo, Tobiano founder Mike Grenier and Barriere Mayor Ward Stamer.
Bill Sundhu has been acclaimed as the NDP candidate, while the Liberals and Greens have yet to announce anything with respect to their nomination process.