The B.C. Green Party is pleased to announce the nomination of its candidate for Cariboo North, Richard Jaques. Jaques had a lengthy career in First Nations Community Policing and was a volunteer firefighter in both Fort St. James and Takla Landing before finally retiring in 2008 to pursue teaching full time.
“I believe our children are the future; we must strive to provide educational opportunities that will give them a solid foundation to make future decisions that will benefit generations to come,” said Jaques. “I am running in Cariboo North because I believe industry needs to be sustainable in order to provide for future generations.”
Andrew Weaver, leader of the B.C. Green Party, welcomed Jaques’ nomination.
“I am thrilled to welcome Richard to the B.C. Greens team,” added Weaver. “As a founding member of the Sacred Wolf Native Friendship Centre in Port Hardy, he understands the vital importance of supporting children and families. His extensive experience in community policing and more recently in education demonstrate his firsthand understanding of the issues facing rural and Indigenous communities. He would be a fantastic representative for the people of Cariboo North.”