CANDIDATE PROFILE: Independent believes parties divide people

Roman Bojczuk is running as an independent in the Abbotsford-Mission riding

Roman Bojczuk

The second independent candidate running in the Abbotsford-Mission riding says he’s motivated because of the antiquated way politics is conducted in Canada.

“We have a horse and buggy political system in the space age,” said Roman Bojczuk.

The predominant problem, he said, is that politicians generally must tow the party line, and if someone speaks up, they’re “kicked out.”

Bojczuk advocates for free votes on all subjects in the legislature and states in his campaign literature that political parties divide people.

“My goal is to represent the community with honesty and integrity. I believe that the role of government in a democracy is to be of the people, by the people, for the people, not of the corporations, for the corporations, by the corporations. End corporate domination of the political system.”

Free speech doesn’t currently exist in government, Bojczuk said. “Our democracy is a sham and people are not amused.”

This lack of trust in politicians sees more people choosing to abstain from voting, he continued.

Bojczuk says if elected he would go to Victoria with his constituents’ true concerns, “not what I perceive” them to be.

The third-degree black belt in Isshin-Ryu karate has lived in Mission since he was 10 months old, and ran unsuccessfully in the last municipal election.

Married 38 years with eight children and 14 grandchildren, Bojczuk spent his professional life working for the Canadian Pacific Railway. When he’s not spending time with family and friends, he has a passion for organizing family and school reunions. Bojczuk also grows Christmas and fruit trees in Mission, and has been a lifelong student of history and politics.

Bojczuk can be contacted at roman.b@telus.net or by phone at 604-826-1163.

 

Other candidates:

Wendy Bales, independent

Aird Flavelle, BC Green

Simon Gibson, BC Liberal

Marcus Halliday, BC Excalibur

Preet Rai, BC NDP

Don Stahl, BC Conservative

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