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Christopher Shaw running for North Cowichan’s council

Election to be held on Oct. 15

Christopher Shaw is running for a seat on North Cowichan council.

There are 15 candidates for the six seats on council.

Shaw said he believes in bottom-up democracy, full transparency in government, true environmental sustainability, protecting workers’ rights and livelihoods, and full equality for all inhabitants of the Cowichan Valley in all health choices.

“I also believe that real action in all of these areas can best be done at local and regional levels,” he said.

“I am running because I see serious gaps in the current North Cowichan council with the proposed official community plan showing significant failures in each of these areas. Rather than a local initiative, the OCP represents an agenda-driven approach that does not actually represent the beliefs and goals of most citizens.”

While they say they are not officially a slate, Shaw is sharing a website ( and other resources with fellow candidates Joseph Enslow and Adrienne Richards.