Audio: A sit down with NDP Columbia River–Revelstoke candidate Gerry Taft

Columbia River–Revelstoke NDP candidate Gerry Taft stopped by the Revelstoke Mountaineer office to talk about his background and his candidacy in the May provincial election.

NDP Columbia River–Revelstoke candidate Gerry Taft. Photo: Aaron Orlando/Revelstoke Mountaineer

The B.C. provincial election is on May 9 this year, and the campaign season is just ramping up.

Columbia River–Revelstoke MLA Norm Macdonald is retiring from politics, and Invermere Mayor Gerry Taft has won the nomination to carry the flag for the NDP.

Taft visited Revelstoke on Feb. 25 where he stopped by the Revelstoke Mountaineer office for a sit-down audio interview. He was in town to campaign door-to-door and attend the Revelstoke Rod & Gun Club banquet.

It was my first time meeting Taft. In this long-form interview, I get to know a bit more about Taft’s background as a municipal politician and small businessman. I asked him about his plans if elected to represent the riding.

We touched on many subjects, including $10 per day child care, upping the minimum wage to $15, the Trans-Canada Highway, the grizzly hunt, food security, the Jumbo resort, municipal issues, and much more.

Click the SoundCloud icon below to play the interview. Follow the Revelstoke Mountaineer Podcast on iTunes for more audio from the Revelstoke Mountaineer.