Victoria city councillor throws her hat into federal politics

Newly-elected Victoria City Counsellor, Laurel Collins has announced she will make a run for the federal riding of Victoria, looking to take the seat from outgoing two-term Member of Parliament, Murray Rankin. 

Rankin announced last week he would not be seeking re-election in this fall’s federal election. 

Collins was elected to Victoria council in October 2018. 

She announced the decision to run for the candidacy in a series of tweets. 

The federal Green Party has already acclaimed its Victoria candidate, Racelle Kooy. She follows former CBC host Jo-Ann Roberts, who finished second in the riding after Rankin in the 2015 federal election.

The Liberals and Conservatives have not yet selected their candidates for the Victoria riding.

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