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Babcock goes Green

Government is best served as a collaboration of diverse voices looking out for the best interests of all those represented.

That from Kevin Babcock who has thrown his hat into the political ring. Babcock will be hoisting the Green Party banner in the upcoming provincial election.

“Respect and integrity are the elements I wish to inject into the daily parliamentary discourse,” said Babcock. “I will use my knowledge in marketing to recognize misleading agendas, and apply my skills in creative and critical thinking to promote logic-based policies. By cutting through ideological rhetoric, we can get down to the heart of matters to secure a strong and stable province, which is why I choose to support a science-based party - the B.C. Greens."

Babcock said social values do not need to contradict fiscal responsibility and union positions do not need to contradict business interests.

“We can and should work together for the common good. For every bird I have ever seen fly, they have had both a right wing and left wing, of equal size and strength. For too long we have been walking in circles. We need a government where both sides will work together and soar,” he said.

"People don't want to be dependent on government money, people don't want to be dependent on government job creation,” Babcock said. “I want to empower people to work towards their own career path – create their own 'job' and their own income, to make achievements that give them pride. The B.C. Green poverty reduction plan and commitment to a better education will give people the safety net they need to put their lives in their own hands.”

Andrew Weaver, leader of the B.C. Green Party, welcomed Babcock’s nomination.

“Kevin is a fantastic candidate to represent the people of the Shuswap,” Weaver said, “His extensive experience in the railway, aerospace and forestry industries have given him unique insight into their importance to B.C.’s sustainable economy. Kevin is an incredibly thoughtful person and cares deeply about the environment and his community. He would be a great addition to the B.C. Legislature and I am thrilled to welcome him to the B.C. Greens team.”

British Columbians go to the polls May 9.

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