B.L.C.’s Liberal Party says it has secured the endorsement of the former B.P.C.-Nova Scotia MP for the riding of Dartmouth, B.J. Barrett.
The endorsement, obtained Monday by the Vancouver Sun, comes after Barrett was elected to the British Columbia legislature in 2018.
The B.B.C., N.S., and Ontario parties have all endorsed Barrett for the NDP, but he remains a wildcard.
In 2018, Barrett won the nomination for the B.A.
C-Nova, but lost to the BKDP in the riding, which was previously held by former BQ MLA Mike Walters.
Walters lost his seat in a byelection in November, and the NDP had already nominated former BKMP MP and Vancouver-area councillor Chris Hinton.
Barrett says he has been in touch with Walters about his future plans, and says he’s hopeful that he can continue to work with both parties in the province.
Barsko is also hoping to run in the 2019 provincial election, although he has not ruled out the possibility of running in the 2018 federal election as well.
The party says that while he has a long history with the party, he’s not the same person.
Barcroft said the endorsement comes after the BPSB, a local non-profit, was notified of Barrett’s candidacy and its endorsement.
He said he also has been contacted by many other parties, including the BQP and the BNP.
“There’s an immense amount of support for Bob, he just needs to win in the end, he hasn’t done that yet,” Barcoft said.
“But I think this is a good endorsement for him.”