Former Olympian Ravi Kahlon acclaimed as NDP candidate for Delta North

Ravi Kahlon was acclaimed as the BC NDP candidate for North Delta on Nov. 16 at the Firehall Centre for the Arts.

  • Nov. 18, 2016 7:00 a.m.

Ravi Kahlon celebrating as part of the Canadian men’s field hockey team.

Olympian and community leader Ravi Kahlon was acclaimed as the BC NDP candidate for North Delta at an enthusiastic meeting on Nov. 16 at the Firehall Centre for the Arts.

“I believe that hard work should be rewarded and that our kids should have every opportunity to succeed in life,” Kahlon said. “That’s not Christy Clark’s B.C. My focus as an MLA will be on making life better for North Delta families, on better schools for our kids and on better health and seniors care for our parents and grandparents.”

Kahlon said the government’s refusal to fund a much-needed transition house in Delta for women and children escaping domestic violence is an example of Clarks poor decision making.

“The premier can find a million dollars of taxpayers’ money to hire a personal photographer, but she can’t find a modest amount of money to ensure that the women and children in our community are safe.”

The election will be held on May 9. North Delta was the closest riding in 2013, with the NDP and Liberals only 200 votes apart.

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