Glen Staples, a former math instructor at North Island College, announced his intention to be on the ballot for MP in the next federal election expected in the spring of 2015. He will run as an independent candidate.
Many North Islanders are unhappy with recent events highlighting the dissatisfaction with the Harper government and the Conservative Party of Canada. And yet it would be almost impossible for many of their supporters to vote for the opposition NDP that is still committed to its politically correct socialist agenda. Staples is hoping to provide an alternative, which will put the ‘conserve’ back into conservative. The Conservative Party of Canada is more accurately described as libertarian, which is extreme liberal. Last year’s CPC conference had Ron Paul, U.S. Libertarian candidate for president as its keynote speaker.
Staples is hoping to find common ground to form a general consensus in North Vancouver Island. It is impossible to completely satisfy all constituents but most North Islanders are reasonable people somewhere in the middle of the political spectrum. All the federal parties have some good ideas and some bad ideas. The problem right now is that the two leading parties are both highly ideological and they have polarized North Islanders into two camps each extreme motivated by fear of the opposite.
Staples wants to hear what issues most concern North Islanders. He can be contacted at email@example.com.