SURREY B.C. – The B.C. Green Party announced today that it has nominated Simon Fraser University (SFU) student Simran Sarai as its candidate for the Surrey South by-election.
“It’s an honour to introduce such a talented and accomplished community leader as our candidate,” B.C. Green MLA Adam Olsen (Saanich North and the Islands) said. “Simran represents the future of our province, and we desperately need that voice in the legislature. Actively involved in her community, Simran has served as a spokesperson for BC Children’s Hospital Foundation and the Canadian Cancer Society, and as a presenter at Radio-Canada (CBC French). I look forward to supporting her campaign and working with her in the future.”
The by-election was called this morning, three and a half months after MLA Stephanie Cadieux resigned her seat to serve as Canada’s first Chief Accessibility Officer.
“I am running for MLA because we are out of time to act on issues such as the climate crisis, housing affordability, healthcare and mental health,” Sarai added. “I've been an active volunteer in my community since I was six years old and I truly care about my community and the people in it. As a childhood cancer survivor, I know what our healthcare system can do when run well. Our government could be doing so much more to help those that need it most - and I truly believe that working with Sonia Furstenau and the B.C. Greens I can help improve the lives of British Columbians.”
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