Don Johnston, a Nelson-based consultant and former Columbia Basin Trust CEO, has apparently been acclaimed as the Liberal Party of Canada’s candidate in Kootenay-Columbia for the October 19 federal election.
News reports from Nelson said Johnston was acclaimed at a party meeting in Nelson last week and will be officially nominated at a meeting on Wednesday, May 27.
His selection brings to four the number of candidates in the running for the upcoming election. The others are incumbent MP David Wilks of the Conservative Party, Wayne Stetski of the NDP and Bill Green of the Green Party. All three of those previously announced candidates have made frequent visits to Nelson to woo voters. Nelson, Kaslo and Salmo were added to the riding in 2013. This coming election will be the first time their residents will vote for Kootenay Columbia candidates. Please click here tor a statistical view of how the riding voted in past elections.
Johnston was CEO of the CBT from 1999 until 2005. From June 2006 until October 2008 he was CEO of the Canada
World Youth organization and from October 2008 until May 2011, he was CEO of the Canadian Executive Service Organization. Please click here to learn more about Johnston’s academic background and work history.
There was not, as of May 24, any mention of Johnston’s acclamation on the Liberal Party of Canada riding association’s website. That may be due to the fact that Johnston
Johnston has a Facebook page that is currently under development. Please click here to access it.