A 23-year-old Quesnel man is running for the Christian Heritage Party in the upcoming federal election.
“I think people are unhappy about the options we have, especially with the Conservative government we’ve had the last while,” Adam De Kroon told the Tribune.
“I thought it was a good time to put my name in and give people an option to support someone who supports small government, lower taxes and less government intervention.”
Last May the CHP determined De Kroon would be the Cariboo Prince George riding candidate and officially announced it early August.
Prior to running he has been involved with the party for several years.
“I was secretary of the provincial wing in 2013 and on the federal side, vice president as of this year.”
The biggest issue this time around is Bill C-51 and the Conservative government’s intrusion into people’s privacy in the last several years, De Kroon said.
If elected De Kroon will provide a strong voice for the citizens of the riding making sure their needs are heard in parliament.
“In our policy manual we say that an MP’s first duty should be to represent the needs of constituents, not a political party’s wishes.”
The Christian Heritage Party has candidates throughout Canada, but only three in B.C., which De Kroon said is an unusually low number.
Growing up in Quesnel has seen him spending time throughout the Cariboo where he said he feels well connected.
He is in his third year toward a bachelor of arts and computer science degree and works part-time at West Fraser sawmill in Quesnel on a maintenance shift.