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Conservatives have a fed candidate for Delta

Delta Police Const. Jessy Sahota will run in the next election
Conservative candidate Jessy Sahota has started campaigning in Delta. Here he is pictured with leader Pierre Poilievre. Photography By John Lehmann

A federal election is more than a year away, but the Conservatives have started campaigning in Delta.

Delta Police Const. Jessy Sahota has been announced as the Conservative candidate and is now part of the “Common Sense Conservative Party of Canada.”

“However, this is just the beginning, we must unite in our efforts to defeat Justin Trudeau and make Pierre Poilievre the next prime minister of Canada,” he said.

Sahota won gold and silver medals in wrestling last year at the World Police and Fire Games. He also competes in kabbadi.

He was also present at Poilievre’s brief stop at a Delta business on Annacis Island on Wednesday.

The riding is currently represented by Liberal MP Carla Qualtrough first elected in 2015 and now Minister of Sport and Physical Activity.

Several online posts also show Sahota already campaigning with Poilievre.

“One of the main points of the Conservative party is jail, not bail. That’s something that really strikes home with me. I feel passionate about that,” Sahota said during the visit at Silver City Galvanizing. “I believe that violent offenders and repeat offenders should be given jail.”

How many people have to speak up before the government takes action? he asked.

“I want to make sure our streets are safer and we’re able to stop crime.”

How many times have we seen a repeat offender harming someone again? he asked, adding that a fellow officer in Ontario was killed in the line of duty by a repeat offender.

“So these are the things that I feel passionate about and that I’m upset about.

“And I believe the public, within our city and within our country, share that sentiment with me,” Sahota said.

He is still a member of the DPD and said that if he’s elected, he’d resign or take early retirement from the force.