An Abbotsford man who has launched a House of Commons petition calling for lead shot to be abolished because of its harmful effects on waterfowl is running in the federal elections.
Kevin Sinclair is the Abbotsford People’s Party of Canada (PPC) candidate for the September 20th election.
Sinclair is a truck driver / driver trainer for Nutriva Group, an Abbotsofrd agricultural company focused on realizing the vision of “making a difference for the common good.”
He is also a part-time student at the University of the Fraser Valley where he is completing his third Bachelor of Arts program with a major in Political Science.
Sinclair also describes himself as an environmentalist. He has called for the removal of toxic lead ammunition from shotguns powered by the deaths of thousands of Trumpeter Swans on Judson Lake in Abbotsford.
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Sinclair says the 100 acre lake – which flows into the US – is the “primary source responsible for most of the 3,000+ swan deaths” in Canada over two decades, and the US tells Sinclair that birds are the poisonous lead shot in the lake mistake soil for grit, and lead poisoning can occur as early as four days after ingestion.
Sinclair also volunteers at The Stream, a faith-based ministry whose goal is to provide a word of encouragement, an ear and a meal to those at risk in downtown Abbotsford.
He said he was excited to represent the PPC in the election.
“I am honored to stand with Maxime Bernier and the PPC in the fight for a policy of common sense and to defend conservative principles and values, including individual freedom, personal responsibility, fairness and respect.”
Other candidates announced so far at Abbotsford include incumbent Ed Fast (Conservative), Navreen Gill (Liberal) and Stephen Fowler (Greens).
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