Crescent Beach resident Pixie Hobby was announced as NDP candidate for South Surrey - White Rock at a meeting at Ocean Park Community Hall on May 22.

NDP selects federal candidate

Environmental lawyer Pixie Hobby, a longtime Crescent Beach resident enters the election race in South Surrey - White Rock

The federal NDP has announced a candidate for the South Surrey-White Rock riding.

Environmental lawyer Pixie Hobby – a Crescent Beach resident described as a “passionate environmentalist” – was acclaimed at a meeting of more than 100 party members Friday, at Ocean Park Community Hall.

In a news release announcing her nomination, NDP Leader Tom Mulcair said Hobby’s experience and dedication as a defender of the environment would make her an “exceptional voice” for her community.

“At a time when Conservatives are continually putting our coastline and waterways at risk, Pixie’s skills and commitment are invaluable,” he said.

A 32-year veteran of the Department of Justice, Hobby resigned in 2014 to practise environmental law independently.

During her time with the department, she represented Environment Canada for some 20 years, working on development and implementation of Canada’s Environmental Assessment Act.

Hobby, who has lived in South Surrey for 16 years with her son, is also an avid gardener and beekeeper.

“I’m running in this election because the people I’ve met here mean everything to me,” Hobby said in the release.

 

“They deserve a Member of Parliament who will stand up for middle-income families. The NDP win in Alberta has shown that Canadians are ready for something new. I’ll work hard to make that a reality for the residents in South Surrey-White Rock.”

 

 

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