Small business owner Trent Derrick has been chosen by NDP members as their candidate in the Cariboo-Prince George riding for the upcoming federal election.

Small business owner Trent Derrick has been chosen by NDP members as their candidate in the Cariboo-Prince George riding for the upcoming federal election.

Derrick chosen as federal NDP candidate

Trent Derrick was chosen by NDP members as their candidate in the riding of Cariboo-Prince George for the upcoming federal election.

  • Aug. 27, 2015 7:00 p.m.

Trent Derrick, small business owner of the Spa of the North at the Coast Inn at the North, was chosen by NDP members as their candidate in the riding of Cariboo-Prince George for the upcoming federal election.

“I am thrilled to have Trent Derrick on the NDP team,” said NDP Leader Tom Mulcair. “He will be an incredible representative for the riding of Cariboo-Prince George and his deep commitment to kick starting the local economy and making life more affordable will make him an excellent Member of Parliament.”

Derrick, a member of the Gitxsan First Nation, joins a record number of First Nations, Métis and Inuit candidates for the NDP. He vows to build more affordable housing and create jobs in Cariboo-Prince George area by cutting the small business tax rate from 11 to nine per cent.

“More and more Canadians are putting their trust in the experienced and principled leadership of Tom Mulcair to replace Stephen Harper,” said Derrick.

“Canadians are ready for change and here in British Columbia, only New Democrats defeat Conservatives.”