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Harry Lali nominated as BC NDP candidate for Fraser-Nicola.

Previously elected four times as an MLA, Lali was nominated again today as the BC NDP candidate for Fraser-Nicola at the Merritt Civic Centre.

Lali says he's ready to take on the BC Liberals, and try to win back the riding he lost to incumbent Jackie Tegart in 2014.

"We'll I've been looking forward to this for a while. And, I'll take the fight to the BC Liberals. Obviously, they've created quite a mess in British Columbia in terms of healthcare, education with the closing of 280 schools across the province, and basically leaving forestry in shambles. There's no better place to look then here in Merritt, where over 200 jobs were lost with the Tolko shutdown."

Though he publicly endorsed Lower Nicola Indian Band Chief Aaron Sam for the nomination, BC NDP Leader John Horgan is firmly behind Lali, in what is shaping up to be one of the impactful races in May's election.

"Harry Lali has a long record of standing up for people and communities in BC's interior. It's time for a government that works for everyone all across BC."

Joining Lali on the ballot May 9th in Fraser-Nicola, the aforementioned incumbent Tegart with the BC Liberals, and the Green Party's Arthur Green.