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Liberals nominate top-gun

A former air force pilot has been nominated as the federal Liberal candidate for the riding of Kelowna-Lake Country.

Stephen Fuhr won the party’s nomination over the weekend and will attempt to unseat Conservative MP Ron Cannan, who has held the position since 2006.

Fuhr is a former fighter pilot who retired from the Royal Canadian Air Force in 2009.

Fuhr will have his work cut out for him if he expects to win the riding; Cannan received 57 per cent of the vote during the 2011 federal election.

The next election is tentatively scheduled to take place in October 2015.

Upon announcing his decision to seek the nomination earlier this year, Fuhr said he chose to get into politics after watching the Harper government’s lack of transparency with little or no accountability to Canadians.

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