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Former Parksville mayor Ed Mayne seeks Conservative Party nomination

Longtime politician looks for spot as MP in Courtenay-Alberni
Former Parksville mayor Ed Mayne announced he is seeking the Conservative Party of Canada nomination for the Courtenay-Alberni electoral district. (Contributed photo)

Former Parksville mayor Ed Mayne is seeking the Conservative Party of Canada nomination for the Courtenay-Alberni electoral district as its Member of Parliament.

“Ed’s adept fiscal management ensured that property taxes remained among the lowest increases in the province,” a press release stated.

“I have many concerns with the direction in which this Liberal government has been taking our country. Our economy can no longer withstand this lack of leadership and fiscal responsibility,” Mayne said. “If I am fortunate enough to be elected to represent the Courtenay-Alberni riding I will join my fellow Conservative members and address these challenges head on, offering alternative, commonsense solutions that prioritize the best interest for all Canadians.”

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Mayne’s focus on creating affordable rental units not only met a critical community need but also cemented Parksville’s reputation as a leader in sustainable urban development, according to the release.

“I have known Ed for many years, both personally and professionally. I have always known him to be a passionate community leader and he has my full support for this endeavour,” said Chris Burger, another former mayor of Parksville. “His proven ability to work with all levels of government to accomplish his agenda will be a major asset as a member of parliament.”

The Courtenay-Alberni electoral district spans from north Nanaimo to the Comox Valley, and to the west coast of Vancouver Island including Ucluelet, Tofino and surrounding communities.

— NEWS Staff