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Country Life in BC asked each of the political parties with sitting MLAs for their roster of candidates with agricultural expertise, and here’s what they came back with.
Norm Letnick (Kelowna-
Steve Thomson (Kelowna-
Ian Paton (Delta South) is a familiar name in the agriculture community in Delta and beyond. Born and raised in Delta, Ian has long-
Donna Barnett (Cariboo-
Jordan Sturdy (West Vancouver-
Mike de Jong (Abbotsford West) has credited his farming roots for his frugality and work ethic. He still lives on the farm where he was raised in Matsqui Prairie.
Stephen Roberts (Saanich North and the Islands) is making his second bid for provincial office, after losing a close race in 2009. He has a keen interest in local food production, and was an early supporter of the Salt Spring abattoir project.
Lana Popham (Saanich South) is the NDP spokes-
Katrine Conroy (Kootenay West ) is running for re-
Colleen Ross (Boundary Similkameen) is the past vice-
Doug Donaldson (Stikine). Before becoming an MLA, Doug worked for the Storytellers’ Foundation, a non-
Kim Charlesworth (Nelson-
Rita Giesbrecht (Cariboo-
Adam Olsen (Saanich North and the Islands) was a two-
On the election trail to find farmer-
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