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People's Party name election candidate in northeast B.C.

Ryan Dyck has been named the People's Party candidate in Prince George-Peace River-Northern Rockies for the upcoming federal election.
People's Party of Canada Leader Maxime Bernier.

Ryan Dyck has been named the People's Party candidate in Prince George-Peace River-Northern Rockies for the upcoming federal election.

As of Monday, Elections Canada says there are no candidates officially confirmed in the riding, however, Dyck joins a list of named candidates that include Conservative incumbent Bob Zimmer, as well as Maverick Party challenger Dave Jeffers and NDP challenger Cory Longley.

Catharine Kendall, who ran in the 2019 election, will once again run for the Greens, while Amir Alavi has been named as the Liberal candidate.

A profile on the People's Party website notes Dyck is a father of six children and owner of a Fort St. John construction company.

"I love this nation and am ready to stand firm as your representative and fight to keep this nation True Strong and Free," Dyck notes in the profile.

"I believe that we need to stand in honour of many that have risked and even lost their lives to purchase freedom for us. Freedom has never been free, we must stand for it."

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.

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