Kamloops family justice counsellor Cynthia Egli has been named as the NDP’s federal election candidate in Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo,
In a press release from the riding association, Egli said she is running to put people first and is fighting for head-to-toe healthcare, affordable housing and climate action.
“I’m passionate about my community and am committed to making life better for everyday families, instead of wealthy corporations,” Egli said. “I was raised on the values of putting people first, and that means fighting for workers, families, seniors, students, and those who have been left behind by Liberal and Conservative governments.”
Egli works as a counsellor and mediator with the provincial Ministry of the Attorney General, is a member of the BCGEU provincial executive and is part owner of a small business. Egli and her husband raised their two daughters in the BC Interior. She holds a master’s degree in leadership from Royal Roads University.
Egli is the third candidate in Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo announced by the NDP during the campaign.
Original candidate Gina Myhill-Jones of 100 Mile House was acclaimed in the spring, but quit in early August due to a death in her family.
Thompson Rivers University law student Dock Currie was named candidate on Sept. 4 and asked by the federal party to step down on Sept. 11 due to comments he made online to two energy reporters during a debate on pipelines.
Egli is the seventh in the Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo riding. Also running are Kira Cheeseborough (Animal Protection Party), Iain Currie (Green) Ken Finlayson (People’s Party), Peter Kerek (Communist), Terry Lake (Liberal) and Cathy McLeod (Conservative).