A B.C. Conservation officer who made headlines for refusing to kill two baby cubs is throwing his hat into the political ring.
Bryce Casavant lost his job for refusing to shoot two orphaned bear cubs in Port Hardy, instead sending the pair to an animal shelter.
The story made international headlines.
The cubs’ mother was destroyed for repeatedly raiding homes.
Now, Casavant is looking to be an MLA.
Raj Sihota is Provincial Director for the BC NDP.
“Bryce Casavant has been approved to run for nomination in what will be the new electoral riding on Vancouver Island.”
Sihota says there is one other candidate who has expressed interest.
“The local constituency chooses their representative, the local executive there will ask for a nomination date, once the nomination date is set, the candidates will know which date they are campaigning towards.”
MLA Don McRae currently holds the riding and will not be running for re-election.