Casavant to stand for BC NDP nomination in Oak Bay-Gordon Head

VICTORIA – Former BC Conservation Officer and Canadian Armed Forces veteran Bryce Casavant will seek the BC NDP nomination in Oak Bay-Gordon Head to help defeat Christy Clark in May.

“Christy Clark isn’t working for people,” said BC NDP Leader John Horgan, at an event announcing Casavant’s intention to seek the nomination on Wednesday. “Everyday people are paying more and getting less.”

“Bryce Casavant is a born-and-raised Vancouver Islander who has what it takes to build a better BC,” said Horgan. “He has a proven record of standing up to Christy Clark and we’re excited he wants to be a part of the BC NDP team in Oak Bay-Gordon Head.”

Casavant had originally planned to run for the Courtenay-Comox BC NDP nomination, but withdrew to seek the nomination in Oak Bay-Gordon Head instead.

“While it was a difficult decision to withdraw from the race in Courtenay-Comox, I realized there are three strong candidates seeking the nomination there, all able to win the riding for the BC NDP,” said Casavant. “I can serve my community and my province as the BC NDP candidate in Oak Bay-Gordon Head and help the NDP sweep the island and defeat Christy Clark in May.”

Casavant drew international media attention in 2016 when he stood up to the BC government and refused to kill two bear cubs. He is a former Conservation Officer and is currently working on his doctorate at Royal Roads University with a focus on solving human-wildlife conflict.