Endorsements

Thank you to everyone who has voiced their support for my candidacy. I’m honoured and humbled to have you join me on this journey.

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alice maitland

“Nathan Cullen’s effective terms of service have provided our riding a noted place in the Federal Government picture.  I am convinced that Taylor can build on that foundation and keep us at the forefront of government in Ottawa, and that he will work unfailingly on our behalf to attain sustainability locally and across Canada.”

Alice Maitland
Former mayor of Hazelton, 1972-2018

 
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Gary Coons

“I have known Taylor and witnessed his growth in municipal politics from his time as a councillor in Telkwa to his eight-year stint as Mayor of Smithers. Northwest BC deserves a MP with the integrity and passion that Taylor brings to the table. His leadership skills and his commitment to those he represents -- and to the region -- have been demonstrated endlessly. Taylor’s proactive fight for sustainability and environmental protection will make him an excellent candidate to replace Nathan Cullen.”

Gary Coons
Prince Rupert teacher and two-term MLA for North Coast

 
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Nancy Taylor

“Taylor is creative, motivated and someone who loves to connect with people of all stripes. He makes things happen. When he was eight years old he foraged beaver chew and wild blueberries to sell at the Farmer's Market, alongside Tiny Tim tomato seedlings planted in little cedar boxes he built. He always sold out. Even back then, many local folks predicted his future in politics. Now there are many demands on his time and energy yet he finds balance through love of his family and outdoor recreation.”

Nancy Taylor
Taylor’s mom since 1978

 
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mark Dehoog

“I have observed Taylor’s leadership for quite some time.   He is an energetic, community focused, and listening leader. Taylor’s ability to thoughtfully balance the needs of people, the responsibility of governing well and maintaining healthy relationships with people, business, and the land in order to build strong communities is what this region needs.  Taylor’s integrity, grounded leadership and articulate voice for people today and for the future is an excellent fit for the Skeena Bulkley Valley region.”

Mark DeHoog 
Director, Proton Foundation

 
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WILF PLASWAY JR.

“I am so honoured to know Honourable Taylor Bachrach since his re-election for another term as mayor of Smithers. Taylor is an excellent hands-on Mayor. He was there since day one for my family’s loss last summer. On behalf of the Plasway/Martin/Balczer family, we couldn’t thank Taylor enough for making a gofundme page for our loved one’s baby girl. Tebee mes’iy c’o Taylor and good luck.”

Wilf Plasway, Jr.
Lake Babine Nation 2010 Olympics Performer
Burns Lake Ambassador

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Fin Donnelly, MP

“There is a lot on the line for British Columbians in the next federal election. New Democrats need an experienced candidate with a passion for conservation and community. Taylor is that candidate. He will be an excellent MP for Skeena Bulkley Valley.”

Fin Donnelly
Member of Parliament
Port Moody-Coquitlam

 
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Mayor Bev Playfair

“I have known Taylor since 2008. I admire his ability, passion and devotion. I can not think of anyone else better suited to represent Northwest BC than him.”

Bev Playfair
Mayor of Burns Lake, B.C.

 
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murray rankin, MP

“I have watched Taylor grow during his successful municipal career and can say with certainty that he is just the kind of person we need in Parliament.”

Murray Rankin
Member of Parliament
Victoria

 
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Dr. Bruce Bidgood

“Taylor Bachrach is recognized as a progressive leader by elected officials at all levels of government.  His passion for  climate change solutions, reconciliation, sustainability and compassion for the disadvantaged are a good fit with NDP values.  I believe that Taylor would be a natural to continue the tradition of excellent representation in Ottawa which  our region has enjoyed  with Nathan Cullen.”

Bruce Bidgood
Director (Area C), Regional District of Kitimat-Stikine
Vice-chair, Northwest Regional Hospital District

 
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carol seychuk

“Taylor has demonstrated the willingness to have open dialogue and engage in our communities and our issues. Speaking on behalf of a social change agency, when asked for his support Taylor has never questioned the need to end violence or to support those at risk. He takes his responsibilities seriously and he is professional and can demonstrate humility even in difficult situations; these are qualities that are so important in a time when there is so much political havoc and uncertainty.”

Carol Seychuk
Executive Director
Northern Society for Domestic Peace 

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wil’at (sue alfred)

“The fact he is learning our language and culture is a huge one for us. I’ve worked with Taylor on the Shared Histories project for the past three years and he had a lot of involvement in bringing the project to completion. As my late husband chief Wah tah K'eght said about Taylor, “he works hard and he has so much respect for people.””

Wil’at (Sue Alfred)
Wet’suwet’en Hereditary Chief

 
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mayor Lee Brain

“Working with Taylor on the board of the BC Municipal Climate Leadership Council, the Charge North Electric Vehicle Charging Network Advisory Committee, and the Northwest BC Resource Benefits Alliance, I know first hand Taylor’s leadership qualities and his willingness to work collaboratively with everyone, even those who may not see eye to eye.

As a leader with many years of municipal experience, and someone who works closely with First Nations - I believe he’s adequately equipped to understand the ‘on the ground’ issues our communities and region face, and has the right type of personality traits to work with all stakeholders in a meaningful way.”

Read Lee’s full endorsement

Lee Brain
Mayor of Prince Rupert

 
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Brenda Wilson

“Taylor has been very supportive of my family over the years and has attended every Ramona Wilson Memorial Walk since 2012, in honour of my late sister. As mayor he worked closely with my mom and me to get a new transit system up and running along the Highway of Tears, making our highway safer for women and girls. I think Taylor will be a great MP and I wish him luck with his campaign.”

Brenda Wilson
Highway of Tears Advocate
Sister of Ramona Wilson (shown here at the Premier’s Awards ceremony with her mom, Mathilda)

 
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darwin horning

“I have known Taylor through his work with students in the Environmental Planning Program at University of Northern British Columbia. Taylor demonstrated a very fair and honest approach, and is extremely knowledgeable in community and regional issues. I feel that Taylor is the right person to continue to address the key issues and advance the interests of the Skeena- Bulkley Valley Region in a fair and effective manner building on the strong and effective representation that MP Nathan Cullen has provided the region for the past 15 years.”

Darwin Horning
Assistant Professor
School of Environmental Planning
UNBC