Cantelon back to work

It's too early to say if he will run for his seat in the legislature again

Parksville-Qualicum MLA Ron Cantelon is staying mum about his future after suffering a heart attack in October.

Although he says he plans to return to the legislature in February, he said it’s too early to speculate about whether he plans to run in the next provincial election, slated for 2013.

Speaking Monday at one of the first public events he has attended during his recovery period, a frail-looking Cantelon said he’s encouraged by his progress to date, but wouldn’t say whether his name will be on the ballot when Oceanside voters go to the polls.


“Right now it’s all about my health,” he said. “I’m on a rehabilitation program and it’s going well, but I have to watch myself and I don’t have the energy I had, but it’s getting better every day. Ask me in the fall.”                    — Neil Horner