Monday, August 18, 2008

Lynn Hunter running for Victoria Council

This is an interesting addition to the candidates for Victoria city council. One term MP Lynn Hunter has decided to run for Victoria city council Lynn was an MP from 1988 to 1993 for Saanich and the Islands, the only time that the riding did not elect a right of centre MP.

Lynn Hunter does bring a strong name recognition to the table, so I would place here in a favoured position to get elected in November.


Hunter to run for Victoria council

Times Colonist

Published: Monday, August 18, 2008

Lynn Hunter, a former MP for Saanich Gulf-Islands, announced today she is running for Victoria city council in the November civic elections.

Hunter, who moved to Victoria from Saanich two years ago, says in a news release her return to public life is motivated by "a desire to make Victoria an ever greater city and particularly to address issues affecting homelessness and housing affordability."

Hunter was a member of parliament from 1988-1993 and has been active in environmental causes including the protection of wild salmon, and is a board member for Ecojustice, formerly known as the Sierra Legal Defense Fund.

She is also the Vancouver Island Coordinator for Oxfam Canada and has participated in a fact-finding tour of conflict zones in the Sudan and Eritrea as well as working abroad providing training on building democratic institutions, most recently in Albania.

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