Courtenay-Comox MLA Leonard will run for re-election

Nomination confirmed for NDP’s parliamentary secretary for seniors

At least one sitting Vancouver Island MLA will be attempting to hang on to her sit in the next election.

Joined remotely by Premier John Horgan and a group of local supporters, Ronna-Rae Leonard was nominated as the BC NDP candidate in Courtenay-Comox Sunday.

A former three-term Courtenay city councillor, Leonard is the current MLA for Courtenay-Comox and the parliamentary secretary for seniors.

She is the fourth BC NDP candidate to be nominated ahead of the next scheduled election in fall 2021.

“I’m honoured to run again as the BC NDP candidate for Courtenay-Comox, and stand with Premier John Horgan,” said Leonard.

Over the last three years, Leonard and the BC NDP have delivered big investments and improvements for people in Courtenay-Comox, including:

• Adding 270 new long-term care and hospice beds so seniors can heal and age in the community they love;

• Building two new elementary school playgrounds, and upgrading four schools across the Comox Valley so students have a safe place to learn;

• Reducing child care costs for parents and creating 212 new local child care spaces;

• Building a new drinking water treatment plant; and

• Upgrading and improving Hwy 19 with 23km of new pavement.

“Ronna-Rae is an exceptional MLA who works hard every day to make life better for people in Courtenay-Comox,” Horgan said. “Her advocacy has helped deliver needed improvements to four local schools, create affordable child care spaces, and expand long-term seniors care. We’re on the right track, but we have more work to do. That’s why we need to re-elect Ronna-Rae.”

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