In Audio: An Interview with the BC Green Party’s Samson Boyer

Samson Boyer, the BC Green Party’s candidate in Columbia River-Revelstoke during the May 9 provincial election, is 18-year-old political neophyte who hopes his enthusiasm, willingness to learn and his listening skills will strike a chord with voters. Photo courtesy of Samson Boyer

By David F. Rooney

Samson Boyer, the BC Green Party’s candidate in Columbia River-Revelstoke during the May 9 provincial election, is 18-year-old political neophyte who hopes his enthusiasm, willingness to learn and his listening skills will strike a chord with voters.

“I hear that they (Columbia River-Revelstoke voters) want change; people are getting tired of the Liberal government… and… I haven’t had one door slammed in my face yet,” he said in an interview at Conversations last week.

Boyer is a serious young man who got his feet wet in the federal stream of Canadian politics by working on Bill Green’s campaign for the federal Green Party during the last national election. Bill Green lost but the campaign ignite a fire in Boyer’s belly that saw him campaign for the nomination. Now he’s finding out what what life s like in the trenches as an official candidate.

Boyer, a beekeeper from Fairmont Hot Springs said people tell him they want to keep their jobs in forestry and tourism and also would like to see a Green government work to encourage technological innovation. They also want to see the addition of  another Conservation Officer, he said.

Don’t forget that the Revelstoke All-Candidates Forum is to be held starting at 7 pm this Thursday, April 20, in the Community Centre. Boyer will be there, as will BC Liberal Doug Clovechok, New Democrat Gerry Taft and Independent Justin Hooles.

You can hear the entire 11.54-minute interview by activating the audio player below.

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