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Federal New Democrats Announce Candidate

Federal New Democrats Announce Candidate

September 4, 2019 at 1:26 pm  Kamloops, Politics

(Kamloops) Local NDP President Bill Sundhu announced this morning that Dock Currie will be acclaimed as the Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo NDP candidate in the federal election set for October 2019.

“After an intensive search and consultations across the riding, New Democrats are placing their trust in Dock to reclaim this riding for our party” said Sundhu. “Dock has a deep commitment and passion in fighting for workers, families, young people, new Canadians and those left behind by Liberals and Conservative governments that cater to the wealthy and powerful.”

Currie is a second-year law student at Thompson Rivers University, an accomplished student of sociology and political-economy, and a strong social democrat. He served as President of Simon Fraser University’s Residence and Housing Association fighting for better living conditions for students, Opinions Editor, and Staff writer for student newspapers at SFU and the University of Victoria. Upon graduating with Honours from UVic, he was Chancellor Bennett Scholar at York University, as well as contract teaching faculty. In 2018, he commenced studies in law at TRU and was the recipient of the Dean’s Course Prize for Legal Perspectives.

“From my studies, I have drawn a simple lesson: the wealthy and powerful in society have too much influence over and against society, too much power to warp our institutions, and laws towards their interests and away from everyone else’s interests – the system is rigged” said Currie. “I chose to study law in order to do something about those problems and the extreme inequality of wealth and power in Canada and across much of the developed world.”

Currie says his campaign will highlight social democracy, intervention into the political life of working people, Indigenous peoples, LGBTQ2S, vulnerable people, and marginalized peoples.

“I will fight to ensure that government works in the best interests of all Canadians with values and priorities that serve the people instead of protecting the interests of the rich and powerful” said Currie. “Imagine a Member of Parliament and a political party that’s on your side.”

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