Liberal candidate in Cariboo-Prince George Sangreeta Lalli.

Liberals parachute candidate into Cariboo-Prince George

The Liberals have parachuted a candidate into the Cariboo-Prince George riding.

The Liberals have parachuted a candidate into the Cariboo-Prince George riding.

Sangreeta Lalli, a political science student at the University of British Columbia, has been named the candidate.

“I’ve been interested in politics since I was in Grade 6,” Lalli said Monday. “I do think young people have a voice.”

Lalli is from Vancouver, but has relatives in Williams Lake and Prince George.

“I have spent quite a bit of time in the riding,” she said. “But because of school and work I’ve been in Vancouver.”

As for living in the riding it’s “definitely a possibility in the future.” She will, however, be campaigning in the riding leading up the May 2 election.

As for issues facing Cariboo-Chilcotin, when interviewed Lalli said she hadn’t done enough research to offer comments on the Prosperity gold/copper mine west of Williams Lake or the proposed Northern Gateway pipeline. However, she did email comments later saying: “If elected, I will make sure our government reviews this submission; however, it has to meet full approval of our national environmental standards as before.  The views of local First Nations and other important stakeholders will be very important.”

She promoted the Liberals’ $1 billion Learning Passport promise, which would provide $4,000, tax-free, for every high school student who chooses to go to university, or college – $1,000 per year over four years; and $6,000 – or $1,500 each year – for high school students from low-income families.

 

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