Louis Lesosky says “yes” to potatoes and “no” to nuclear power.
“I am not a political party. (Voters) are powerless under the system,” Lesosky said. “I am not interested in (people’s) votes, I am interested the getting their power back.”
Lesosky is running as an independent candidate in the May 2 federal election in hopes of making the Esquimalt-Juan de Fuca a better place to live. He has run in past elections as an independent.
“In my history here I ran the first all-purpose recycling depot in Langford. We were taking plastics three years before any other (recycling depots were),” Lesosky said, adding that he operated the business more than 20 years ago.
He owned and operated several recycling business for more than 10 years on the West Shore and in Sooke.
Food sustainability on Vancouver Island is a concern for Lesosky.
“I want everyone to dig up their lawn. We should be producing 90 per cent of our own food,” Lesosky said. “Our military should be digging (up gardens). We need to end this (Afghanistan) war and quit this military nonsense.”
If elected Lesosky vows to give every resident in the riding a potato.
“They will get something real and it’s good food,” Lesosky said. “One for every person.”
He has his own personal war on pesticides and toxins and would like to bring the usage down.
“People and animals are suffering the effects of them,” Lesosky said.
He also vows to fight the spread of nuclear energy. While there are not any commercial nuclear power plants in B.C. or west of Ontario for that matter, Lesosky wants to keep it that way.
“They are spreading all over,” Lesosky said.
Lesosky lives in his truck and operates a “free store” on West Saanich Road.