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Maxime Bernier in town

People's Party of Canada leader Maxime Bernier has been touring the B.C. Interior in recent days, announcing new candidates in the ridings. 

On Friday, he got a tour of Time Winery in Penticton and told media that the PPC now has a candidate for the South Okanagan-West Kootenay riding, currently held by NDP Member of Parliament Richard Cannings. 

Sergio Zanatta, a forestry worker, is the newly named candidate. He was out working Friday and not on hand at Time Winery.

PPC organizer for the B.C. Interior Glen Walushka said he did not have more information about Zanatta at this time. 

Bernier said his party is working on getting candidates in all Interior ridings, with five signed on so far. 

"In six months we built this party, and we have candidates across the country, we have 40,000 members right now," Bernier said. 

The candidate announcement comes months after a PPC meeting in Penticton garnered tepid interest from anyone wanting to assume the candidacy.



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