Doug Bebb returns as PPC candidate

Robert (Doug) Bebb of Whistler is running again as the People’s Party of Canada (PPC) candidate in the riding of West Vancouver-Sunshine Coast-Sea to Sky Country.

On July 12, the PPC announced that Bebb had been acclaimed as the party’s candidate for the 44th general election.

Bebb, who goes by the name of Doug, is a semi-retired mechanical engineer living in Whistler with ties to the Sunshine Coast. He also ran in the 2019 election, placing fifth with 1,010 ballots, or 1.6% of the vote. The PPC did not win any seats in parliament and ended the election with 1.62% of the votes cast.

In an email to Coast Reporter on July 13, Bebb said a lot has changed since the last election and that he expected a better result, “but it will take a few more election cycles before we’re in. able to form government… The Conservative Party of Canada is in free fall. We plan to replace them as the true voice of the Conservatives in Canada.

Of the 64,980 valid votes in the constituency in 2019, Liberal Patrick Weiler won the election with 22,673 votes, followed by Conservative candidate Gabrielle Loren with 17,359 votes. Green Dana Taylor came third with 14,579 votes. Judith Wilson of the NDP won 9,027 votes. Gordon Jeffrey of the Rhinoceros Party had 173 and independent Terry Grimwood had 159.

“I am delighted to stand alongside Maxime Bernier and our growing team of PPC candidates across the country,” Bebb said in the press release.

Bebb’s entry into the race brings the number of candidates in the constituency to five to date. The others are incumbent Liberal MP Weiler, former MP John Weston for the Conservatives, Avi Lewis for the NDP and Mike Simpson for the Green Party.

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