Conservatives tap Likky Lavji to challenge Jagmeet Singh in Burnaby South

Likky Lavji in Burnaby Now

Article in the Burnaby Now paper

As rumours of a federal election continue to swirl, a conservative candidate in Burnaby has been confirmed.

The Conservative Party of Canada announced Aug. 3 they have chosen Likky Lavji as its candidate for Burnaby South, challenging federal NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh.

Lavji is the founder and president of Dante Group, located in Vancouver. He has been a business owner for more than 30 years. He points to local businesses as a vital part of an economy.

“Small businesses are the foundation of our economy,” Lavji says in a news release.

“Only one leader understands this, and it’s why I’ve joined Erin O’Toole’s Conservative team – to secure our economy and secure our future.

“The next federal election is about how we get Canada back on its feet – who has the best plan to create jobs and get our economy back on track,” added Lavji. “Canada’s Recovery Plan from Erin O’Toole is that best plan that will secure jobs and the economy, and get Canadians back to work and our country back on track.”

According to a recent poll by Leger and the Association for Canadian Studies, Justin Trudeau and the federal Liberals remain in the lead if an election was to be called today, with 29% of respondents supporting the current prime minister.

The federal Conservatives sit behind the Liberals, with 24% of respondents saying they would cast a ballot for the party and leader Erin O’Toole.

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