Finnis makes bid for NDP candidacy

A former municipal councillor and federal New Democratic Party candidate is vying for the opportunity to be the party’s candidate.

David Finnis is seeking the New Democratic Party nomination for the next provincial election.

A former municipal councillor and federal New Democratic Party candidate is vying for the opportunity to be the party’s candidate for this riding in next year’s provincial election.

While the riding of Penticton, which includes Summerland, has been a Liberal riding since the 2001 provincial election, David Finnis believes the New Democrats are poised to make a strong showing.

“The current polls are quite encouraging,” he said. “We are seeing a terrific shift.”

He said part of the reason for the increasing popularity of the party is a dissatisfaction with the existing provincial government.

The Liberals have won majority governments in 2001, 2005 and 2009.

“We are dealing with the 10-year legacy of Gordon Campbell and Christy Clark,” he said.

Finnis has been an Okanagan resident for more than 23 years and has been a member of the B.C. New Democrats since 1987.

He was a Summerland councillor for nine years.

In addition to his political involvement, he is active in the arts, writing a weekly arts column for the Summerland Review. He also received the 2009 Arts Appreciation Award.

The party will choose its candidate for this riding on Sunday, Nov. 18.

Also seeking the NDP nomination is Dick Cannings of Naramata.

 

 

Just Posted

Ash falling in the Okanagan

Reports on social media of ashes on cars around the Okanagan

Highway 3A pot plant pulls application

A controversial cannabis production facility has withdrawn an application

Man dies in Penticton RCMP custody

An independent investigation is underway after a man died while in Penticton police custody Aug. 16

Summerland Steam prepares for hockey season

Coaching team in place, players to be signed to Junior B team

Kelowna Ribfest launch faces animal rights protest

Animal advocates draw attention to abuse suffered by factory farm pigs

Summerland Fall Fair to include zucchini bobsleigh race

Participants in new race will compete for trophy named after Olympic athlete Justin Kripps

Snowy Mountain fire travelling away from communities

The Snowy Mountain fire near Keremeos remains at 13,359 hectares in size

Minister optimistic after 2 days of Columbia River Treaty negotiations

Canadian and U.S. officials met in Nelson Wednesday and Thursday to discuss future of the treaty

RCMP appeal for tips, dashcam footage in German tourist shooting west of Calgary

The Durango crashed into the ditch after the shooting near the Goodstoney Rodeo Centre

2 nurses attacked at B.C. psych hospital, union calls for in-unit security

PHSA says that in-unit guards would do more harm than good

Former Shuswap optician won’t be jailed for sexually assaulting minor

Kenneth Pilkington sentenced to 24 months’ probation for offence three decades ago

Kelowna developer warns home buyers to look at more than the price tag

Kelowna developer Jeffrey Anderson wants first-time homeowners to look at more than the price tag.

Red Cross now accepting donations for those impacted by B.C. wildfires

The Canadian Red Cross is asking for help now and in the weeks and months ahead.

B.C. program to educate parents reduces ‘shaken baby syndrome’ by 35%

Period of PURPLE Crying was launched nearly a decade ago

Most Read