Thursday, June 20, 2024

BC United Party announces new candidate for Courtenay-Comox riding


Following the political party’s rebrand from Liberals to the BC United Party, some new candidates are being announced throughout the province as the October election creeps ever-closer. 

The latest is Bill Coltart, who is vying to represent Courtenay-Comox riding. 

In the Courtenay-Comox riding, which has only existed since the 2017 election, the Liberals have never won over the BC NDP. 

During the last election in 2020, then-Liberal candidate Brennan Day lost the seat to the BC NDP by around 7,000 votes, which was a landslide loss. 

According to BC United, their new candidate, Coltart, has lived in Comox Valley his whole life where he worked as a paramedic for 30 years. 

Coltart says that because of his experience he thinks he is well positioned to make strides in improving the health care system, if he gets voted in. 

“I am honoured to be BC United’s candidate for Courtenay-Comox. My lifelong commitment to serving others, coupled with my diverse experience in health care, business, and humanitarian work, positions me well to represent the interests of our community,” said Coltart. 

“I look forward to working tirelessly to address the pressing issues facing Courtenay-Comox residents and to advocating for policies to fix the issues facing our residents each and every day,” he continued.

Additionally, BC United says that Coltart also has experience as an entrepreneur and began his first business endeavour at the age of 21-years-old. 

Since then, he has reportedly operated businesses that served the tourism, marine and real estate sectors.

“Bill Coltart’s extensive experience in health care, entrepreneurship and international humanitarian work makes him an exceptional candidate to represent Courtenay-Comox,” said Kevin Falcon, Leader of BC United. 

“His passion for service and first-hand experience in the health care system as a paramedic, will make him an invaluable asset to BC United’s team as we work to fix the crises in health care, cost-of-living and public safety that have been ignored by the NDP.”

The coming provincial election will take place on October 19th. 

Curtis Blandy

Read more

Latest Stories