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Liberal election candidate acclaimed in northeast B.C.

Amir Alavi has been acclaimed as the Liberal candidate in Prince George-Peace River-Northern Rockies for the upcoming federal election.
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Amir Alavi has been acclaimed as the Liberal candidate in Prince George-Peace River-Northern Rockies for the upcoming federal election.

The Liberal party made the announcement Wednesday night, however, no other details about Alavi were released.

"As we look forward to the important work ahead of us, the hope and hard work of Liberals across Canada will ensure our candidates and teams are ready to run competitive campaigns, and earn another mandate from Canadians – including right here in Prince George—Peace River—Northern Rockies,” said Navdeep Bains, the party's national campaign co-chair, in a statement.

The Liberal party website has not been updated with any information about Alavi, and a quick search of the internet and social media revealed no other information about his candidacy. Party officials could not be immediately reached Thursday.

Incumbent Conservative MP Bob Zimmer is running for his fourth term, and is being challenged by Maverick Party candidate Dave Jeffers, and NDP candidate Cory Longley. Catharine Kendall is listed as the candidate for the Greens.

Elections Canada says no candidates have been officially confirmed in the riding.

The nomination process for candidates closes Monday, Aug. 30. A complete list of confirmed candidates will be available Wednesday, Sept. 1.

Election day goes Sept. 20 with four days of advanced voting set for Sept. 10 to 13.


Email Managing Editor Matt Preprost at editor@ahnfsj.ca