Joined by past Premier John Horgan and surrounded by friends, family and supporters from across the region, Ravi Parmar was officially nominated as the BC NDP's candidate for the Langford-Juan de Fuca by-election.
As Chair of the Sooke School Board, Ravi has spent years working alongside John Horgan to deliver the largest expansion of public schools in our Sooke School District's history, including new schools like Centre Mountain Lellum Middle School and PEXSISEN Elementary School. He has a long record of standing up for people in Langford-Juan de Fuca— and getting results. He has seen first-hand the huge difference a BC NDP government made to Langford-Juan de Fuca.
“I became involved in activism as a student at Belmont Secondary, fighting alongside my MLA John Horgan to push the BC Liberals to fund desperately-needed improvements and repairs to Langford schools,” said Ravi Parmar. “That’s what the BC NDP does - they fight for people and take action on what matters. I’d be honoured to follow in the footsteps of my friend and mentor John Horgan to continue the work this government has done for people in Langford-Juan de Fuca.”
Since forming government in July 2017, the BC NDP has made huge investments in schools, healthcare and infrastructure on the Westshore, in Sooke and in Port Renfrew, including:
- Helping with costs with BC Hydro credits and an ICBC rate freeze
- Opening the Westshore Urgent Primary Care Centre and building a new healthcare centre in Sooke
- Providing more accessible and affordable childcare and building new schools for our growing communities
- Tackling housing costs by taking on real estate speculators and getting more homes built
“I’ve worked closely with Ravi Parmar in his role as School Board Chair for years. He has the compassion and conviction to continue my work as MLA and fight every day to make life better for people in our communities,” said John Horgan, the former MLA for Langford-Juan de Fuca. “There’s more work to do, and I know Ravi is the right person to do it.”
“Now more than ever, the people of Langford-Juan de Fuca need an advocate working with our NDP government to continue building schools, improving healthcare, and helping people with costs,” said Premier David Eby. “Ravi is ready to continue John’s work as MLA and would be an incredible advocate in government for people in Langford-Juan de Fuca.”
Langford-Juan de Fuca became vacant when BC NDP MLA John Horgan resigned his seat in March. Under Elections BC regulations, a by-election must be called on or before September 30, 2023.