• B.C. Greens

    Candidate Lia Versaevel
    Campaign Manager
    Ian Gartshore
    Ph 236-953-9506.

  • BC Liberals

    Candidate Kathleen Jones
    Campaign Manager
    Tali Campbell
    Ph 250-327-2071 nanaimo@bcliberals.com

  • New Democrat

    Candidate Sheila Malcolmson
    Campaign Manager,
    Seamus Wolf
    Ph 778-441-3276

Green candidate Versaevel has a wealth of experience

Lia Versaevel

Lia Versaevel, 64, brings a wealth of experience in conflict resolution, collaborative justice, law enforcement, education and advocacy for the vulnerable as the B.C. Green Party’s Nanaimo candidate. 

She spent 27 years with the B.C. Ministry of the Attorney General as a correctional officer, peace officer, probation officer and family justice counsellor before moving to the U.S. in 2004 to work in family mediation.

On her return to Vancouver Island in 2013 she re-established her business, Accord Family Mediation Services, providing professional experience in conflict resolution and serving as President of Family Mediation Canada from 2015-2017.

She has a BA in Sociology and a Diploma in Public Sector Management from the University of Victoria, and earned an MA in Conflict Analysis and Management from Royal Roads University in 2007.

Versaevel is chair of the Chemainus Residents’ Association, cabinet member of the Lions Club International, a board member of the UVIC Alumni Association, a member of the Victoria Fish and Game Protective Association and of the BC Wildlife Federation.

She served as an Adult Education Teacher at Tillicum Lelum Aboriginal Friendship Centre from 2018 to 2019, and is currently working as a Poverty Law Advocate in the Quw’utsun (Cowichan) Valley.

Malcolmson launching campaign on the net

0929 – This election is definitely different – Nanaimo NDP candidate Sheila Malcolmson will launch her campaign  on October 1 at 6pm. 

The campaign is using innovative ways to connect with supporters and build momentum

“This is a campaign unlike any other,” Malcolmson said. “We are all going to need to work together - but apart - to make sure we can continue the progress we have made over the past 3.5 years and give John Horgan a strong mandate to guide us through the pandemic.” 

Thursday, October 1 at 6pm
Where: Online (Zoom – media will need to register as well)
Register here. Space is limited! 

(Speakers include: 
Snuneymuxw Welcome
Gord Johns – MP for Courtenay-Alberni
Erin Hemmens – Nanaimo City Councillor
Graeme Johnston – President BC Ferry & Marine Workers’ Union

Nanaimo Liberals name Kathleen Jones as their candidate

Kathleen Jones

0928 – Nanaimo BC Liberals have named Kathleen Jones as their candidate for the Oct. 24 general election.

Jones is retired after a lengthy career in social services where she helped children, families, vulnerable adults and seniors with specialized tools and resources to help them through critical and difficult times in their lives.

"I put my name forward to run because I want to help Nanaimo become a safe community with resources for people who are struggling. I want to work with the small business owners who need help rebuilding through these tough economic times" says Jones. "I spent more 25 years as a social worker with families, youth and seniors. I know what it takes to keep families strong and safe, to bring them back together, as well as to help vulnerable youth get off the streets and back into society. The NDP's so-called solution of buying hotels and building temporary housing is definitely not the answer." 

Jones has been an active member in the community since raising her two children while volunteering with the Block Watch program, Nanaimo RCMP Volunteer Community Policing, Canadian Blood Services, along with other groups and organizations in Nanaimo.

Sheila Malcolmson seeking re-election in Nanaimo

Sheila Malcolmson, MLA

Being the MLA for Nanaimo in John Horgan's BC NDP government has been the honour of a lifetime.
Over the last 3 1/2 years, we have accomplished a lot for BC., delivering results for Nanaimo: 775 childcare spots, 850 affordable homes under way, unprecedented investments in healthcare, education and long-term care.
There’s much more to do and I’m keen to carry on that work. It will take a while to undo all the damage from the last two decades, but we are moving in the right direction.
COVID-19 has thrown us all a curveball. The Premier wants to know that the people of BC are with us in our plan to fight this pandemic and build an economic recovery that truly works for everyone. We are asking for Nanaimo’s support to keep B.C. on the right track.