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MLA Simons to stand for fourth term

MLA Simons to stand for fourth term


Nicholas Simons poses with supporters after his acclamation as the NDP candidate in the Powell River-Sunshine Coast riding. From the left, Bill Forst, CarolAnn Leishman, the candidate, Laura Simons, Russell Brewer, Mark Simons, Ian Mackenzie, Paula Sampson, Michael Goldberg, Charles Burns and Ted Mitravitz. Photo submitted

Nicholas Simons launched his NDP re-election campaign at a lively nomination meeting in the historic Townsite district of Powell River Oct. 22, where he was acclaimed.

He says the public is ready for a change in government.

“Christy Clark has created a real crisis of affordability for so many people,” Simons said. “She’s allowed rates for MSP, Hydro, ICBC and BC Ferries to skyrocket while cutting funding for programs and services people rely on. She seems to care very little about the impact of her policies.”

“Nick is an important part of the BC NDP team,” said BC NDP Leader John Horgan. “He has always been a thoughtful and powerful voice for people served by Community Living BC, and he’s a relentless proponent of economic development on the coast.”

Said Simons: “As the Opposition Spokesperson for Community Living BC, I know I’m fighting for people without a voice and for people who believe those with developmental disabilities can and deserve to live fulfilling lives in our communities.”

Simons is opposition spokesperson for coastal economic development as well as Community Living BC. He is an accomplished musician, and former Director of Health and Social Development, a delegated agency of the Shishalh (Sechelt) Nation.

The three-term MLA was elected in 2005, 2009 and 2013. He lives in Powell River with his partner.

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