Former MP Stockwell Day came back to Penticton to give a speech in support of Helena Konanz on July 26, who is running for one of the districts that was formed out of the one Day used to represent. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)

Conservative MP to visit the South Okanagan to talk crime

The stops are to support Conservative candidate Helena Konanz’ run for the local district.

Glen Motz, MP for the Medicine Hat–Cardston-Warner and the deputy shadow minister for public safety of the Conservative party, will be making a couple of stops in the South Okanagan on Aug. 12 together with Helena Konanz.

Konanz is running as the Conservative candidate for the South Okanagan – West Kootenay district.

The shadow minister plans to highlight the issue of crime in the region as a major election issue, a topic which is part of candidate Helena Konanz’ platform in the upcoming election.

Read More: Conservative candidate gears up for South Okanagan — West Kootenay campaign

In a released statement Konzanz said, “Justin Trudeau’s irresponsible approach has tied the hands of both our local municipalities and the hardworking RCMP. … A Conservative government will enact tough new measures against the gangs who are behind the drug trade. The drug trade which is driving the local epidemics of addiction and property crime.”

Konanz and MP Motz will hold an open session with coffee and donuts at Konanz’ campaign office at 483 Main St. from 9 until 10:30 a.m. From 2 to 3 p.m. Konanz and MP Motz will be at Midici’s Gelataria and Coffee Shop, in Oliver, located at 522 Fairview Rd.

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