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Bill Sundhu to Seek Nomination for Federal New Democrats in Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo

Bill Sundhu to Seek Nomination for Federal New Democrats in Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo

March 1, 2021 at 11:48 am  Kamloops, Politics

We are at a historic crossroads in Canada. The government policy decisions we make this year will affect us for decades. There’s so much at stake. Our economy. Our Health care. Our environment. The strength of our democracy.

Now more than ever, we need a bold, new vision and leaders in Ottawa to fight to make things better for all Canadians – where no one is left behind.

That’s why I’ve decided to again seek the nomination to be the Candidate of the New Democratic Party of Canada for Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo in the next federal election.

These are tough times for a lot of people. We can’t go backwards, to the old “normal”. We need to build a new normal – where we take better care of another. Pre-pandemic, of nearly 50% of Canadians were $200 away from being unable to pay their bills. Successive Liberal and Conservative cutbacks and privatization left us unprepared for a health and economic crisis, workers and families struggle with affordability, they pay their fair share of taxes, and fall further behind – while the billionaires make off like bandits.

Already, the Conservatives are using the crisis to demand more austerity – a disaster for millions – and they continue to play from the Republican playbook – a divisive and dangerous brand of politics. Extreme wealth inequality and insidious forces tear at our social fabric and undermine our democracies.

After 20 years of the same representation in Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo, we cannot afford the failed policies and divisive politics of the past. We deserve better. Together we can be a society where wealth doesn’t determine the dignity of your life, where health care is truly universal, a society that protects its seniors, everyone has a decent standard of living, children do not go hungry, and protects our environment – a country that works for us all – and not just those at the top.

We as Canadians have the values, the drive and the talent to recover and to do great things. It starts with a shared commitment that we have a duty to take care of each other. This duty to each other is the foundation of the human rights and democratic values I have stood for all of my life.

I was proud to run as the federal NDP Candidate in Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo in 2015. Our volunteers and campaign team was the most diverse and representative, ever in this riding. And, we came close to winning. We can reimagine Canada. We have the opportunity to begin that change here in Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo.

Canada can be a place where we all succeed, together. If we take care of each other, and invest in one another, it can be that place.

Today – we need principled, forward-looking parliamentarians – who are able reach across the aisle, listen to all voices, make responsible decisions based on evidence and the greater good, and to get things done! We need servants of the public and not servants of the “party”. We need a new vision, a new voice – a unity of purpose.

And that’s why I am running for parliament.


Darryl Schmidt
Posted on March 1, 2021 at 3:00 pm

Competent, compassionate, and a darn swell guy

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