Candidates will be gearing up for a fall election and Burnaby residents can expect to hear from them in the coming days.
While local voters will recognize many of the office seekers running in the Oct. 24 election, others may be relative newcomers to the provincial scene.
Nomination meetings, likely held virtually, will be taking place over the coming days for Green Party candidates, according to a local spokesman. Candidates have to be selected by Oct. 2, according to Elections BC, after which a candidate list will be posted.
As well, the Burnaby NOW is reaching out to the BC Conservative Party and the BC Liberal Party for their list of local candidates.
However, a number of well-known politicians have already declared they will be running to represent local voters.
All four of the Burnaby NDP MLAs are running again, including Anne Kang (Burnaby-Deer Lake), Raj Chouhan (Burnaby-Edmonds), Katrina Chen (Burnaby-Lougheed)and Janet Routledge (Burnaby North).
Prospective candidates can submit completed nomination packages to Elections BC’s head office in Victoria until 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 23. Completed packages can be submitted in person or electronically. Beginning at 9 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 24, completed nomination packages must be submitted to the district electoral officer for the district the candidate intends to run in.
Candidate nominations close at 1 p.m. (Pacific time) on Friday, Oct. 2. The final list of candidates will be posted online at elections.bc.ca as soon as possible after nominations close.
- With files from Diane Strandberg