Martin Barker will be the official Conservative candidate in the new riding of Cowichan-Malahat-Langford.
At the Nomination Meeting, on Aug. 31, members cast their ballots to select the candidate to represent them in the election.
“I thank the members for their confidence in me. I’m pleased to be part of the winning Team Harper campaign and look forward to taking my seat in the House of Commons as the first MP elected in this new Vancouver Island riding,” said an elated Barker.
About Martin Barker
Martin was born in Burns Lake and grew up in Quesnel, B.C. He moved to the Cobble Hill area on Vancouver Island in 1993 where he raised his young family. He now lives in Duncan, B.C.
Barker enjoyed careers as a store manager with the Liquor Control Board in Alberta, and various positions during an 11 year stint at the Crofton Pulp and Paper Mill. In 1997 the ‘Forest Renewal Program’ allowed Martin to take advantage of the retraining program and complete his Chiropractic degree. Dr. Barker has been a practicing chiropractor since 2005.
He was elected as Councillor for the City of Duncan between 2011 and 2014.
With a lifelong love for sports, Barker enjoys football, ice hockey, lacrosse, volleyball and holds a third degree black belt in Goshindo Jujitsu.
Barker volunteers his time and expertise to many community organizations. He has provided chiropractic care for the homeless and less fortunate at the Warmland House, an Outreach shelter in Duncan. He has also volunteered for the United Way, Scouts and several other organizations.
Martin’s favourite relaxation recreational activity is backpacking along The West Coast Trail and the Juan de Fuca Trail.
Campaign offices are located in:
Duncan: 130 Trans Canada Hwy. (next to Travelodge hotel) Phone: 250-597-8833
Langford: 735 Goldstream Ave. Unit 125, Phone: 778-265-4747.