Prince George Citizen: C-51 opponent Sheldon Clare discusses his candidacy in Cariboo-Prince George
Gun lobbyists and conservative Sheldon Clarke also opposes C-51. Speak out now to get this legislation repealed at KillC51.ca Article by Charelle Evelyn for the Prince George Citizen Sheldon Clare touted himself as a "hardware-store conservative" on Tuesday in announcing his run as an independent candidate for Cariboo-Prince George in October's federal election.
"I believe in fiscal responsibility but I also believe in fulfilling our obligations," said Clare, whose most-prominent roles currently include working as an English and history instructor at the College of New Caledonia and serving as president of Canada's National Firearms Association (NFA).
During his morning announcement, attended by a handful of supporters in front of the Prince George CNC campus, Clare outlined a platform hinging on the economy, representation for local issues and social obligations.
"The current government has failed to broker the deals and create jobs and it has cut funding for seniors, veterans and students that is vital to this country," he said.
Clare also touched on his opposition to mandatory minimum sentences, the anti-terrorism legislation enshrined in the recently passed Bill C-51 and his support for door-to-door mail delivery.
A life-long Prince George resident, Clare said Cariboo-Prince George voters know what they want in a member of Parliament.
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