KAMLOOPS – Kathy Kendall, the B.C. NDP’s candidate for Kamloops – North Thompson, launched her campaign for practical change with the opening of her campaign office April 6.
An enthusiastic audience of approximately 80, including former Barriere mayor Michael Fennell, Kamloops city councillor Nancy Bepple and former federal NDP candidate Michael Crawford, crowded into the office for the event.
Kendall told the audience it was time to replace an out-of-touch Liberal government with one that would focus on providing opportunities for Kamloops – North Thompson families.
“We’ve got 38 days to bring our message of positive change to the voters,” she said. “We’ve got 38 days to get out on the doorstep and make sure that the people who have had enough of this government come to the polling station.”
Crawford also spoke, telling the audience that Kendall would make an excellent MLA. He told them the NDP’s campaign wouldn’t go negative, but would talk about the issues instead.
“The ads are flying, attacking Adrian Dix,” he said. “But you know what? We’re taking the high ground in this campaign and you’ll hear nothing but positive things from Kathy Kendall and Adrian Dix.”
Mel Schmidt, who travelled from Barriere to attend, said he was energized by the event.
“People simply want change,” he said. “The number of people here today shows they are willing to take action to get it. It’s not just here either. I know more people are taking NDP lawn signs on my street this time than ever before.”