The riding

Courtenay-Alberni includes Port Alberni, Parksville, Qualicum Beach, Courtenay and parts of Nanaimo.

Size: 8,571 square kilometres

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Population: 114,647

Registered voters: 90,998

Current MP: Gord Johns, NDP

In the past: In 2015, New Democrat Gord Johns captured about 38 per cent of the vote and was about 7,000 votes ahead of Conservative John Duncan, who finished second. (Duncan had been MP in Vancouver Island North, which was eliminated.) Courtenay-Alberni was a new riding for the 2015 election, though the boundaries were similar to the old Nanaimo-Alberni riding, which was held by longtime MP James Lunney. (Lunney was elected in 2010 with the Canadian Alliance Party, then re-elected as a Conservative before leaving the party to sit as an Independent in March 2015.)

2015 results

2019 candidates

Candidates are in alphabetical order by last name. The nomination deadline is Sept. 30; we'll update this list as candidates declare themselves or file their nomination papers.

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Byron Horner, Conservative Party

Parksville businessman whose grandfather Ralph Horner served in the Senate for more than 30 years

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Gord Johns, NDP

MP; former executive director of the Tofino-Long Beach Chamber of Commerce, former member of Tofino City Council (incumbent)

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Sean Wood, Green Party

Businessman and volunteer firefighter

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Troy Whitley, People's Party

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