PORT MOODY B.C. – The B.C. Green Party is pleased to announce the nomination of its candidate for Port Moody-Coquitlam, Don Barthel. Barthel is the founder of two high tech businesses, Softline Systems and UsedVancouver.com.
“Port Moody-Coquitlam shares Burrard Inlet with the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain pipeline terminus and oil storage terminal,” said Barthel. “The B.C. Green Party is the only political party that is consistently willing to say ‘no’ to the expansion of the pipeline that will result in over 30 tankers a month plying Burrard Inlet. The risk of a spill is too great and I want to represent the people of Port Moody-Coquitlam and block the expansion.”
Andrew Weaver, leader of the B.C. Green Party, welcomed Barthel’s nomination.
“I’m thrilled that Don has stepped forward to run with the B.C. Green team. His entrepreneurial spirit and experience in the tech industry are a huge asset to the people of Port Moody-Coquitlam, providing expertise on how province can create good-paying, sustainable jobs in emerging areas like technology and value-added resources. His advocacy on behalf of the environment shows great vision and passion for the future of this province. He would be a fantastic addition to the Legislature and I look forward to working further with him as we approach May 9.”
Please see http://www.bcgreens.ca/candidate_nominations for a full list of the party’s nomination contestants and candidates to date.
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For Don Barthel and B.C. Green Party
Jillian Oliver, Press Secretary
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