Former PPC Kelowna-Lake Country president to run as independent

Daniel Joseph resigned in March over what he called hateful, racist, homophobic and xenophobic views

The man who resigned from his presidency of People’s Party of Canada’s (PPC) Kelowna-Lake Country electoral district association has announced his return to politics.

On Monday, Daniel Joseph declared he will be running as an independent candidate for Kelowna-Lake Country in next month’s election.

Joseph left the PPC in March, citing his reason being the party’s “hateful, racist, homophobic and xenophobic views.”

“Unfortunately, with newly appointed executives in charge – very vocal officials with utterly hateful views and policy positions – I no longer feel like there is a place for me in this party,” he said.

Joseph’s new campaign has been online for about two weeks. In his official announcement on Monday, he said he has amassed over 1,500 international supporters and over 300 people from the Kelowna-Lake Country area who have signed up to support his campaign.

A resident of the Rutland area, Joseph said he is in favour of supportive housing but said it should be spread throughout the riding and not concentrated in Rutland. He believes each candidate should state how they will work with provincial and municipal authorities to address the homelessness crisis and drug epidemic in the area and across B.C.

Joseph also said he supports an open and uncensored internet, with limited to no regulation from the federal government.

READ MORE: City of Kelowna receives award for climate change commitment

READ MORE: Kelowna business donates $8,000 to YMCA youth initiative


@michaelrdrguez
michael.rodriguez@kelownacapnews.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Just Posted

Kelowna city councillors support changes to parking bylaw

The updated bylaw passed second and third reading Tuesday night

West Kelowna mountain biker airlifted to hospital

The person suffered significant head trauma after wiping out in the Smith Creek trail system

BC Housing finds homes for remaining Airport Inn residents

BC Housing has found housing options for remaining residents if they want it

Former Kelowna Hells Angels associate could be deported, court rules

David Revell has lost his fight against deportation from Canada

New plans submitted for former Art Knapp site in Kelowna

Art Knapp was located at 1994 Springfield Road for almost 35 years

Girl power glows in Vernon STEM workshop

More than 100 students take part in STEM4Girls event

Beers on the job, smacking crotches: 10 police misconduct probes in B.C.

Recent report by the Office of the Police Complaint Commissioner highlights a number of investigations

Seizure of cannabis edibles, including mac-and-cheese, prompt warning from B.C. RCMP

Potato chips, cheesecake and candy infused with cannabis also seized back in August

B.C. parents sue city and province in 12-year-old daughter’s drowning at lake

Beverly Park drowned at Rotary Lake in Dawson Creek in August 2016

Halloween hauntings happening in the North Okanagan

From fireworks to fundraisers, events are planned this weekend and Oct. 31

Limited parking drives concerns for North Okanagan housing project

Public hearing scheduled for CMHA low-income expansion project proposal

Summerland curlers begin season on the ice

League action and bonspiels to continue into March

Penticton-bound plane forced to return to Vancouver

It’s the third flight in three weeks that has been unable to land at Penticton Regional Airport.

Most Read