The votes are in, and Langley has two new MP’s: Liberal candidate John Aldag is starting fresh with a surprise win in Cloverdale-Langley City and Mark Warawa picking up the win for the Conservatives in Langley-Aldergrove, returning to the House of Commons for a fifth term.
Cloverdale-Langley City is made up from parts of South Surrey-White Rock- Cloverdale, Langley, and Fleetwood-Port Kells. All were ridings that voted Conservative in the last election.
All are ridings that voted Conservative in the last election. Langley-Aldergrove consists of parts of the old Langley and Abbotsford ridings, also ridings that primarily voted Conservative in 2011.
John Aldag has worked for Parks Canada in various locations across the nation for over 30 years, and has lived in the Fraser Valley for the past 9. He’s a former chair of the Fort Langley Business Improvement Association and Tourism Langley, the former Treasurer of Fort Langley Childcare Society. He has received multiple awards for his work, including a Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal.
First on his agenda is advocating for financial programs and incentives that benefit families, seniors and youth. He also aims to get federal transit funding into the region.
Now that he’s back in office, he will continue working on a bill amending legislation around Impaired Driving Causing Death, which would include mandatory minimum sentencing and change the definition to Vehicular Homicide – as well as.
He is also committed to helping facilitate more infrastructure projects to the region.