Keith MacIntyre will stand as the Libertarian candidate in the upcoming provincial election. (Contributed)

Keith MacIntyre recognized as official Libertarian candidate for Penticton

MacIntyre surpassed the number of signatures needed to be an official candidate

Keith MacIntyre has made the cut to stand as an official candidate in the provincial election.

He has surpassed the required number of signatures required ahead of the Oct. 2 deadline with Elections BC for candidates.

MacIntyre is running as a candidate for the BC Libertarian Party, and he is calling on those who don’t want to support the larger parties to support him.

“We have an opportunity this election to show Victoria that we don’t feel heard. If you don’t like politics, if you don’t vote because it’s a waste of time, if you feel disheartened by the state of politics, vote Libertarian.”

MacIntyre has experience running a tech company for 17 years as owner of Big Bear Software and has seen firsthand the waste in government procurement federally and provincially in the defense, medical and provincial ministries.

The signatures were gathered from citizens across the Penticton riding, including in Peachland, Summerland, and Naramata. It was in conversations with people that MacIntyre came to the decision to run for MLA.

“I was inspired by the conversations I had in the riding with people who feel frustrated and angry at the state of politics in B.C.,” MacIntyre said in a release. “Many are frustrated that this election has been called, including myself.”

The party’s platforms will be announced in the upcoming weeks, with one core principle being the support of people’s personal freedoms.

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