There’s another new face in the upcoming federal election, which takes place this October.
Mackenzie Kerr, a 22-year-old University of Northern British Columbia (UNBC) student, has announced she is running for the Green Party of Canada in the Cariboo-Prince George riding.
Kerr has lived in the north central region for the past 13 years and is currently pursuing a degree in forestry.
She is a national and provincial ambassador for the 4-H program and founder of the Young Greens Club at UNBC.
Kerr was also elected as the sustainability representative on the UNBC Student Society back in February.
In a release, Kerr is described as committed to practical climate action.
“Mackenzie decided to run for the Green Party because it's the only party that has a deep, credible commitment to solving the climate crisis,” says the release. “Mackenzie champions Green Party values because the Green platform is progressive, costed, and provides practical climate action.”
She becomes the third official candidate for the Cariboo-Prince George riding for the 2019 federal election, following suit with current Conservative MP Todd Doherty and People's Party candidate Jing Lan Yang.