Bachrach Wins NDP Nomination, Craven Chosen by PPC for Skeena-Bulkley Valley

John Crawford

Two more political parties have announced their candidates for Skeena-Bulkley Valley in the upcoming federal election.

On Saturday, the NDP's riding association gathered in Terrace, where Smithers mayor Taylor Bachrach won the nomination on the first ballot.

He defeated Tahltan leader Annita McPhee, Smithers Councillor Greg Brown and Terrace resident Amanda Ramsay.

Current New Democrat MP Nathan Cullen announced in March he would not run for re-election.

[PHOTO:  Current MP Nathan Cullen, NDP Candidate Taylor Bachrach, North Coast MLA Jennifer Rice;  credit: Jennifer Rice/Facebook] 

And Maxime Bernier's People's Party of Canada announced Saturday that Jody Craven of Kitimat will represent them in the October election.

[PHOTO:  Jody Craven, Peoples Party of Canada nominee (Skeena-Bulkley Valley) -- LinkedIn]

Craven had earlier run for the Conservative nomination for the riding, but was defeated by former Kitimat District councillor Claire Rattee, who will be that party's candidate this fall. 

Also expected to be on the ballot this fall is the Christian Heritage Party's Rod Taylor.

The Liberal and Green Parties have yet to announce their candidates.


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