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Parksville martial arts instructor to run for Ladysmith-Oceanside MLA post

Brett Fee to represent Conservative Party of BC
Parksville’s Brett Fee is running for Ladysmith-Oceanside MLA in the coming provincial elections. (Facebook photo)

Parksville martial arts instructor Brett Fee is gearing up for different kind of battle.

The former owner of Cascadia Martial Arts Parksville has announced his candidacy for MLA in the Ladysmith-Oceanside Riding.

Fee, who will represent the Conservative Party of British Columbia, embarked on this new battle ground after selling his share in the family business that was started by his older brother Dustin and father Murray back in the mid-1990s.

“Throughout the last 30 years, I have had the privilege to get to know many amazing people in our community,” said Fee in his announcement. “However as of late, the last few years especially, I have noticed problems in our community that never used to be as prevalent – such as the outrageous cost of living, lack of doctors and access to healthcare, along with an overdose epidemic claiming the lives of young people with very promising futures. There are so many other issues in our province that need to be addressed, I could write about it all day.”

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Fee’s desire to make a difference in the region has led him to toss his hat into the ring and he believes he could be the ideal candidate.

“I have to say there was not much hope at all,” said Fee. “This is when I decided to make the leap and put my name forward. It’s time we get back to common-sense policies here in B.C. that put the people first. We have some serious work to do if we are going to turn this province around, but it starts together with us.”

Fee and his wife Alison have two boys, aged nine and six.

Provincial election day is Oct. 19.

Michael Briones

About the Author: Michael Briones

I rejoined the PQB News team in April 2017 from the Comox Valley Echo, having previously covered sports for The NEWS in 1997.
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