Larsen is NDP candidate 

Roberts Creek business manager will run in next federal election

Former Marijuana Party candidate Dana Larsen is the NDP candidate for West Vancouver-Sunshine Coast-Sea to Sky Country in the next federal election.

Larsen, who was declared the candidate at a meeting in Roberts Creek on April 21, said in a release his main priorities will be “fighting for tough action against climate change, fairness for families struggling with the high cost of long-term care and tuition fees, and implementation of civil rights policies that parliamentary committees have advocated.”

“The issues of our coastal communities deserve an MP who will work hard on the issues that matter to ordinary people,” Larsen, 36, said.

The small business manager, with homes in the Strathcona area of Vancouver and Roberts Creek, said he was inspired to run by NDP leader Jack Layton.

“Jack Layton and the NDP are working hard to bring fairness to average families, and that’s a message that I think really resonates with people here in the Coast,” said Larsen. “Instead of a $9 billion corporate tax cut, it’s time the government invested in ordinary people by putting money back into education and skills training for our children and long-term care for seniors.”

Larsen and his partner, Rebecca, have a nine-year-old daughter.

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