Two candidates enter election race

Gordon Campbell's name will be on the Cariboo-Prince George ballot on Oct. 19, but he's adamant that he's not running for office.

The 67-year-old said he's been running himself or sponsoring candidates in provincial and federal contests since the late 1980s, but with the goal of providing voters with a "none of the above" option.

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"I stand in for the 'No's,' the little people, the people that aren't counted," Campbell said.

Campbell typically runs in his home region in the north Okanagan, where he has stood as an unaffiliated candidate in previous federal elections.

"I want to be able to stand up there and not have them count me in their majority or minority or count me out of their system," Campbell said.

"A lot of us want to be counted as saying 'No. No, thank you. Not until we have an audit.' Some of us here would like to know what we're worth as a Canadian citizen."

Campbell spent decades working in the meat and grocery store industry.

"I've worked a steady life but have also been an advocate for the poor for 30 years," he said.

Though he's not looking to get elected, Campbell said he can also draw attention to issues that candidates may not otherwise be talking about, such as the clawback of senior's pensions and the rights to Canadian drinking water.

Campbell joins Liberal Tracy Calogheros, Independent Sheldon Clare, New Democrat Trent Derrick, Conservative Todd Doherty, Green Richard Jaques and Christian Heritage Party's Adam De Kroon in the riding.

Prince George-Peace River-Northern Rockies also has a new candidate on the ballot.

According to Election Canada, Barry Blackman has filed his papers as a candidate for the Progressive Canadian Party.

Blackman joins Green Elizabeth Biggar, New Democrat Kathi Dickie, Libertarian Todd Keller, Liberal Matt Shaw and Conservative Bob Zimmer.

The Progressive Canadian Party is led by former Toronto-area Progressive Conservative MP and cabinet minister Sinclair Stevens.

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