Saskatchewan organic farmer and anti-free trade activist David Orchard says he's been approached about running for a federal Liberal nomination in British Columbia. In an interview with Public Eye, Mr. Orchard, who twice ran for the leadership of the Progressive Conservatives, explained, "I've given all the various different invitations consideration. And that's probably about as far as I can go at this moment."
But, he noted, "In British Columbia, during both my leadership runs, I had more votes than any of the other candidates. We already had a wonderful base of support for British Columbia - in part because of environmental issues but also because of sovereignty issues."
Mr. Orchard, who endorsed Stephane Dion during the recent Liberal leadership race, declined to say where he was considering running in British Columbia. Although rumour has it Burnaby-New Westminster is one possibility.