Kiyoshi Kosky is seeking the NDP nomination for the Courtenay-Comox riding in the next provincial election.

Kosky seeking NDP nomination

Fourth candidate to declare intentions

  • Nov. 30, 2016 7:00 p.m.

Kiyoshi Kosky is the latest citizen to announce his intentions of seeking the NDP nomination for the Courtenay-Comox riding in the 2017 provincial election.

“It would be a privilege to have the opportunity to demonstrate why I would be the best representative for you.”

Who I am

I am a passionate, youthful, and energetic person who has worked with children in the under-funded public education system for the last 10 years. I grew up on Cortes Island. I learnt strong listening skills and how to collaborate across differences while building strong relationships. I strongly believe in public education. It is a foundational piece of society. Electoral reform will create a true democratic system where your voice matters!

The environment supplies clean water to drink, air to breathe, and healthy food to eat. Our children need a healthy future to enjoy the same quality of life we have had for so many years. I am a principled and pragmatic man, given the opportunity, we will bring reverence and discernment back to the political system.

Political background

In Pemberton, B.C., I ran in the 2014 municipal election and knocked on 75 per cent of the public’s doors to hear what mattered to them. I spent a term as steward in my local union, and then I was consecutively elected as secretary-treasurer and vice-president for two years each.

I started participating in community activism as a child when the Klahoose First Nation asked the community to step in to stop destructive industrial logging practices on their unceded territory.

I helped complete the goal of raising two First Nations territorial flags, to fly next to the Canadian flag and municipal flag, at Whistler high school. I went above the requirements of my job description because we have an obligation, as a society, to participate in the world around us. It is time for nation to nation relationships. We can create jobs, support small business, and have a strong economy, without having to sacrifice our children’s future.

I look forward to keeping my boots on the ground and working alongside you for an inclusive B.C.

Communities possess the wisdom of “place” and the people in it enrich our lives.

Your vote, our community, your representative.

Find out more about your candidate, Kiyoshi Kosky, at www.kosky.ca/

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With the addition of Kosky, there will be a total of four candidates seeking the NDP nomination for the Courtenay-Comox riding next year. Bryce Casavant, Ronna-Rae Leonard, and Gillian Anderson announced their intentions previously.

The nomination convention is scheduled for Jan. 14, 2017 at the Comox Recreational Centre.

The party will also be holding an all candidates forum at the Filberg Conference Hall on Jan. 7, 2017 where the public will get to hear from each of the candidates.

 

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