Louis De Jaeger has announced he is resigning from his role as the Vice-President of the Chilliwack-Hope Riding Association. (Jennifer Feinberg/ Progress file)

Chilliwack-Hope Liberal candidate leaves party over SNC Lavalin affair

Louis De Jaeger says Trudeau’s values don’t align with his, following expulsion of two ministers

The vice-president of the federal Liberal’s Chilliwack-Hope riding association has resigned in support of both Jody Wilson-Raybould and Dr. Jane Philpott.

Louis De Jaeger announced his decision on his social media platforms on Wednesday morning, saying it was “with great disappointment that I heard the news of the expulsion from the Liberal Party of Canada of former Attorney General Jody Wilson-Raybould and past Minister of Health, Minister of Indigenous Services and former Treasury Board President Dr. Jane Philpott.”

READ MORE: Trudeau says Wilson-Raybould, Philpott no longer Liberal caucus members

He says that after reaching to people in the community over the last seven weeks, he has found that “my values and the values of many of the supporters in Chilliwack-Hope do not align with the current direction of the Prime Minister and those within the PMO.”

“One of the most valuable assets we have in life is to be trustworthy,” he said. “It is this erosion of trust that the Prime Minister mentions when speaking of blame for the current SNC fiasco…the breakdown of the relationships between himself, the PMO, the former Attorney General and the former Treasury Board President.”

In addition to his resignation, he has also cancelled his financial contributions to the party, and will be withdrawing his candidate-nominee application for 2019.

De Jaeger originally ran for the Liberals in 2015

“Thanks to all of the amazing volunteers and supporters who still believe that better is still possible,” he added.


@CHWKcommunity
jpeters@theprogress.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Chilliwack baby is the pancake poster child for provincewide fundraiser

Face of one-year-old patient Sauyer Bell is who IHOP chose for its BC Children’s Hospital fundraiser

Residential Tenancy Branch won’t allow B.C. landlord to evict tenant even though he’s in jail

Landlord baffled at arbitrator decision based on notice of hearing not being served properly

From the Chilliwack Progress Archives: Central public school principal paints a bleak picture

In 1925, the principal of a Chilliwack school had strong words for a class of Grade 8 students

Fraser Valley couple wins $500K after finding scratch-and-win while moving

  • Robert Walters and Lois Gueret of Agassiz win half a million from Scratch & Win ticket

Stolen truck recovered by RCMP after it was used to commit crimes

Older red Chevy S10 was linked to thefts last weekend from rural and industrial areas of Chilliwack

Protecting privacy key to stopping spread of COVID-19, B.C. health officials say

The number of coronavirus cases in B.C. remains at seven

Private clinics would harm ‘ordinary’ people using public system in B.C.: lawyer

Health Minister Adrian Dix announced in 2018 that the government would begin to fine doctors $10,000

B.C. terminates contract with hospice society refusing assisted death

Delta Hospice Society loses hospital service fund of $1.5 million

Child in hospital following fatal crash that killed father, sibling on B.C. highway

The single vehicle crash occured near Kamloops on Highway 5A

‘Die!’: Vernon councillor mailed death threat

This story contains information that might be sensitive to some readers

Hidden message connects Castlegar homeowners decades apart

The Rodgers family was surprised when a message fell out of the walls as they were renovating

Two B.C. men plead guilty to bus-terminal assault of man with autism in Ontario

Parmvir Chahil and Jaspaul Uppal due to be sentenced in June for aggravated assault

B.C. Liberals call for assistance on soaring strata insurance rates

NDP’s Carole James says problem is across the country

Most Read