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Vernon, BC: Mel Arnold, Member of Parliament Elect for North Okanagan-Shuswap, released the following statement today regarding his re-election in the 44th General Election of Canada:
“I thank the people of the North Okanagan-Shuswap for placing their trust in me to continue as their federal representative in Parliament.
“Thanks to all candidates who participated in the election; without your offers of public service, Canadians would not have full opportunity to vote for their choice of policies.
“Campaigning is a team effort and I thank the many grassroots volunteers who worked tirelessly to carry our campaign across the finish line.
“Elections are very demanding times and I thank my wife and partner in life, Linda, for supporting me every step of the way.
“Serving the North Okanagan-Shuswap these past six years has been a great privilege and I am humbled to be given a third term by constituents.
“Canada is at a critical juncture and I am eager to return to Parliament to fight for legislation and policies that will secure the future for individuals, communities, ecosystems and economies in the North Okanagan-Shuswap and across our nation.”