Desjardins acclaimed as BC Liberal candidate
Three-term mayor Barb Desjardins has been officially acclaimed as the BC Liberal candidate for the riding of Esquimalt-Metchosin in the upcoming provincial election.
"I love my community - and after years of serving local residents, I recognize that Esquimalt-Metchosin and the South Island need a strong voice on provincial issues like housing, transportation, and healthcare."
Desjardins was elected to Esquimalt council in 2005 and as mayor in 2008. She currently serves as chair of the Capital Regional District.
"A tenacious champion for her community, Barb knows what it takes to stand up and deliver results - that's why I need her on our team to work hard for Esquimalt-Metchosin and the South Island," said Premier Christy Clark. "For too long, the Island has been taken for granted by the NDP. We're offering Islanders a stellar team of BC Liberal candidates, and Barb makes that team even brighter."
Desjardins and her fellow Island BC Liberal candidates met with the Premier last week to discuss the party's first-ever Island-specific election platform.
The provincial election will be held on May 9, 2017.