PPC’s Kyle Delfing pleased with party growth in northern Okanagan-Shuswap – Vernon News
Delfing satisfied with the winnings
People’s Party of Canada candidate Kyle Delfing hosted an election night – and although he was not elected in North Okanagan-Shuswap, his team still had reason to celebrate.
“Some people thought it was a pretty huge win,” Delfing says.
“When we told people we were 10% (of the popular vote), what a reaction… because people know 10% is that key number. That’s a serious number now – the party was great because of it.
Delfing increased his share of the popular vote by 2.7% in 2019.
The PPC has campaigned against the public health restrictions, and Delfing says the party’s views on vaccine passports have attracted new supporters.
“I think passports caught people’s attention, but once they read our policies they understood that it was not just about being released from vaccine passports, but literally being freed from a dysfunctional form of government in Canada, ”Delfing said.
In the future, Delfing expects the PPC to shift more to “information mode”.
Locally, he will continue to push more people in the North Okanagan-Shuswap to become politically active.
Although PPC leader Maxime Bernier lost his seat in the House of Commons, Delfing was still happy with the former Tory’s run in the federal election.
“I actually think he did pretty well. I invited him here on April 9 to travel the Okanagan. He really pushed for a national campaign at that time. He didn’t stop and he really did the party a favor, ”said Delfing.
“He made a sacrifice for the seat, but he made everyone go up by going to the constituency, putting in some time off, helping his candidates who are new or in need of a boost.”