Jagmeet Singh touts affordable housing during a campaign stop at the Coast Bastion Hotel in Nanaimo on Sept. 26, 2019. (Nicholas Pescod/NEWS BULLETIN)

NDP leader Jagmeet Singh to campaign in Port Alberni

Singh joins Courtenay-Alberni candidate for rally to kick off final weekend before election

Federal NDP leader Jagmeet Singh will start his final weekend of campaigning before Monday’s election in Port Alberni.

Singh will appear at a rally alongside Courtenay-Alberni candidate Gord Johns in the central Vancouver Island riding starting at 9:30 a.m. Friday, Oct. 18 at Johns’s campaign office.

“I’m so excited to feel the energy of the campaign in Port Alberni,” Singh said in a statement.

Johns, the NDP MP incumbent, is in a neck-and-neck fight with Conservative candidate Byron Horner, with the margin between the two too tight to call, according to some political polls.

Other candidates also vying for seats in Courtenay-Alberni include Liberal Jonah Gowans, Green Party’s Sean Wood and Marxist-Leninist candidate Barbara Boleyn.

This will be Singh’s second visit to Courtenay-Alberni during the election campaign, following a roundtable with Johns and Courtenay residents on Sept. 26. Singh is the only leader of the three major parties to visit Port Alberni during this election campaign.

Johns’s office is located at the corner of Roger Street and 10th Avenue in Port Alberni.

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

COVID-19: Latest message from Qualicum Beach

Town officials conducted spot inspection on re-opened farmers market

COVID-19: Parksville council moves to Zoom, talks property tax and grants

Money for cancelled events now expected to be returned to the city

PQB crime report: Thieves pilfer fuel from vehicles

Oceanside RCMP receive 229 complaints in one-week period

Nanaimo, Royal Jubilee to be Vancouver Island’s COVID-19 frontline hospitals

Other Island hospitals will be admitting COVID-19 patients and will be used in a support role

COVID-19: 4 new deaths, 25 new cases but only in Vancouver Coastal, Fraser Health

A total of 1,291 people have tested positive for the novel coronavirus

COVID-19: Don’t get away for Easter weekend, Dr. Bonnie Henry warns

John Horgan, Adrian Dix call 130 faith leaders as holidays approach

COVID-19 world update: Joy in Wuhan as lockdown lifted; Pope denounces profiteers

Comprehensive update of coronavirus news items from around the world

Easter Bunny not a COVID-19 carrier, allowed to do drop offs

World Health Organization grants permission to Bunny as he cannot transfer the virus

COVID-19: Trudeau says 30K ventilators on the way; 3.6M Canadians claim benefits

Canada has seen more than 17,000 cases and at least 345 deaths due to COVID-19

Comox spring training cancelled for Snowbirds next month

The team announced that due to ongoing travel restrictions they will not be training in the Valley

Some Cowichan schools to reopen for children of essential-services workers

Cowichan Valley will open 8 elementary schools this week

COVID-19 PQB business update: looking for takeout food?

Email messages to editor@pqbnews.com

RCMP call on kids to name latest foal recruits

The baby horses names are to start with the letter ‘S’

Most Read