April 11th, 2019

Island MLAs: We need Bob Chamberlin taking on Ottawa for people in Nanaimo-Ladysmith

It’s not right that big corporations get the breaks and we get the threat of toxic tanker traffic on our coast.

Sheila Malcolmson, MLA for Nanaimo

We need Bob Chamberlin as our MP for Nanaimo-Ladysmith. Just look at his record on some of the top issues we care about.

Bob was a key negotiator on the biggest breakthrough in 30 years to get fish farms out of wild salmon migration routes.

He was on the ground fighting Kinder Morgan’s expansion and the oil tanker traffic and the terrible bitumen spill risk that it poses.

He grew up here. He raised his son here. He’s come home here. He understands what regular people are going through as they face higher costs – from health care to housing.

We’re so honoured that he’s joining with us to make life better and more affordable for people. He strengthens our movement to help people, and we can’t wait to see him in the House of Commons as the NDP MP representing the people of Nanaimo-Ladysmith.

Doug Routley, MLA for Nanaimo-North Cowichan

For too long, Liberal and Conservative governments in Ottawa have been making choices that put the super-rich and the well-connected ahead of people like you.

Housing and health care costs are up. Students are going further into debt. Big corporations get the breaks and we get the threat of toxic tanker traffic on our coast.

And now, instead of coming clean about how he tried to get his corporate friends off the hook for criminal activity, Justin Trudeau is using people in Nanaimo-Ladysmith as a distraction. When push comes to shove, Trudeau chooses his rich friends, while regular people pay the price.
People in Nanaimo-Ladysmith deserve a lot better than that. And we can’t afford the Conservatives again.

We need Bob Chamberlin to be our next NDP MP for Nanaimo-Ladysmith. A nationally-respected Chief with a proven record of leadership on protecting our coast, saving wild salmon, and true reconciliation, Bob will be a powerful voice to join Jagmeet Singh and our Island NDP team in the House of Commons.

It is a vital that we elect Bob to fight to us and our communities.