A would-be Vancouver Island NDP Candidate best known for saving a pair of bear cubs has pulled the plug on his bid for the nomination.
It was back in 2015 when former conservation officer Bryce Casavant made headlines, clashing with his employer for refusing to put down a pair of orphaned cubs.
Until today, he was chasing the nomination in Courtney-Comox, but now says he’s dropping out to support the party’s strategic goals.
“I did have to speak with my donors and supporters after making this decision, and although I haven’t been able to divulge all the details around it, I’m being fully supported in my decision to take a more strategic approach to this next election.”
Asked if the move was to make way for a star candidate, Casavant wouldn’t comment, only saying an announcement is due mid-week that would add a “very interesting” dimension to the race.
“I am very happy with the party’s current direction. I think this will send some ripples through BC politics next week.”
Casavant says he plans to stay on with the NDP, and assist in the election.
The party is holding its convention next weekend.