Robin Morton Stanbridge is running in the Cowichan-Malahat-Langford riding for the Christian Heritage Party in the federal election on Oct. 21. (Submitted photo)

Stanbridge to run for Christian Heritage Party in Cowichan-Malahat-Langford

There are now six candidates in the riding for federal election

Victoria’s Robin Morton Stanbridge has thrown his hat into the ring to run in the Cowichan-Malahat-Langford riding for the Christian Heritage Party in the upcoming federal election.

He joins NDP incumbent Alistair MacGregor, the Conservative Party’s Alana DeLong, the Liberal’s Blair Herbert, the Green’s Lydia Hwitsum, and the People’s Party of Canada’s Rhonda Chen in the race for the election, to be held on Oct. 21.

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Stanbridge said his experience spans many fields; from work for the National Research Council, indigenous leaders, design work on a hospital and work in nuclear security and counterterrorism.

He said he ran unsuccessfully for mayor of Colwood in municipal elections in 2014 on a platform of offering an alternative political system that would work on direct democracy.

Stanbridge said he decided to run for the Christian Heritage Party in the federal election because he found its platform the most appealing to him.

“One issue that’s important to me is to find alternatives to the termination of life through abortion and euthanasia,” Stanbridge said.

“Doctors are providing these services which are not in keeping with their Hippocratic oaths. I think our tax dollars that are being spent on these procedures should be spent on research to find alternatives to them.”

Stanbridge also said that he believes the climate crisis and fears of climate change are an “alarmist agenda”.

He said the best way to combat climate change is the restoration of habitats across the globe that have been destroyed to pre-industrial levels.

“If we did that, then a lot more carbon dioxide would be taken out of the atmosphere and that would help drive global temperatures down,” Stanbridge said.

“I’m also in favour of the use of fossil fuels. It’s said they are non-renewable, but these fuels are the byproducts of plants and we know we can create diesel from algae, which can be grown in great quantities. If we reforest to pre-industrial levels, we would actually find we need to combust more fuels to replace much of the depleted carbon dioxide in the atmosphere.”

Stanbridge said virtually everything about Canada’s administration is imprudent, unwise, inelegant and repugnant.

“We need to demand a new, coherent and agile solution to public governance,” he said.

“To do this, we need to revert to the last-known functional model before determining the path forward. As such, the Christian Heritage Party is the first step to remediation in the reprehensible absurdities our nation suffers.”



robert.barron@cowichanvalleycitizen.com

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