Currie will be local Green candidate in election

One potential challenger bowed out after learning who he was up against.

Iain Currie will be acclaimed as the Green candidate in Kamloops Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo in the Oct. 21 federal election.

Nominations closed this past Wednesday, with only the former Crown prosecutor and practicing civil lawyer filing papers.

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Currie will be officially acclaimed as the Green candidate at a June 26 nomination meeting, at a place and time to be determined.

“Several people had initially contacted me to express interest in running and ask about the process for seeking the nomination, but in the end, only Iain completed the entire application,” said Matthew Greenwood, two-time federal Green candidate and current president of the party’s riding association.

“At least one potential candidate bowed out after he found out who he would be competing against,” Greenwood said. “We’re extremely proud to have someone of Iain’s stature in the community running under our banner.”

Currie said the acclamation process will allow his campaign to begin sooner.

“I will definitely not be running a doom-and-gloom campaign, but rather one that will remind people what it’s like to be able to vote for something again,” Currie said.

All Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo candidates in the federal election have been acclaimed: Conservative Cathy McLeod, Liberal Terry Lake, New Democrat Gina Myhill-Jones, People’s Party candidate Ken Finlayson and Currie.

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