Mark Hecht, the People’s Party of Canada candidate for Cowichan-Malahat-Langford, is opening a campaign office at 225 Canada Ave., and a grand opening will be held on Aug. 21 at 7 p.m.
Everyone is welcome to attend and meet the candidate.
Hecht, who is a university instructor and a writer, was officially acclaimed to be the PPC’s candidate for the riding on May 17, and is now launching his campaign after the snap election was called for Sept. 20.
He said the federal PPC represents the only party that offers a stand against mandatory vaccination and vaccine passports.
Hecht said the PPC platform of “Freedom, Responsibility, Fairness, and Respect” is an alternative to leftist parties, cancel culture, and an increasingly tyrannical government.
He said the PPC would reduce government, lower taxes, bring power from Ottawa to the provinces and make a future that is more local, not global.
“Our platform is about freedom and common sense,” Hecht said.
“We put Canadians first. Most people quietly love Canada, but our government is having an abusive relationship with its citizens. We would fix that by reducing the size of government, lowering taxes and bringing decision making to the level at which it is most accountable, which is locally.”
Hecht said the Trudeau government, supported by the NDP, since the last federal election, has created large divisions between Canadians.
“People are worried about our democracy, our country and living a life with hope and meaning,” he said. “Canadians are tired of cancel culture, leftist politics and fear about COVID.”
The PPC was created by former conservative leadership candidate Maxime Bernier in 2018.
Hecht said he is proud to represent the PPC and is pleased to bring a vision of freedom and common sense.
He said one issue is on the mind of electors more than any other right now.
“We are not having an election, we are having a question, and that is do you want Canada to be free?” Hecht said.
“Only the PPC says, unequivocally and without exception, yes. Freedom!”