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Surprise drop-out from NDP nomination race

Courtenay-Comox NDP candidate Gillian Anderson addresses the crowd Saturday afternoon during an all candidates forum at the Fiberg Conference Hall. The nomination convention is set for Jan. 14 at the Comox Community Centre.  - Erin Haluschak
Courtenay-Comox NDP candidate Gillian Anderson addresses the crowd Saturday afternoon during an all candidates forum at the Fiberg Conference Hall. The nomination convention is set for Jan. 14 at the Comox Community Centre.
— image credit: Erin Haluschak

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Former conservation officer Bryce Casavant, who drew international attention in 2015 for refusing to kill two healthy bear cubs in the north Island, has dropped out of the BC NDP nomination race for the Courtenay-Comox riding in the upcoming provincial election.

The announcement was made at Saturday's all candidates forum.

Casavant said he still wants to contribute to the NDP campaign heading into the May election, but an opportunity arose that he could not pass up.

Gillian Anderson, Kiyoshi Kosky and Ronna-Rae Leonard are the three remaining candidates for the NDP nomination in the Courtenay-Comox constituency. The convention runs next weekend.

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