For Immediate Release: Nov. 15, 2016

Joe Keithley nominated as B.C. Greens candidate in Burnaby-Lougheed

BURNABY B.C. – The B.C. Green Party is pleased to announce the nomination of its candidate for Burnaby-Lougheed, Joe Keithley.

“I am running in the May election, because we need honesty and compassion in government”, Keithley said. “The B.C. Liberals and the B.C. NDP only answer to the special interest groups that give them money. My approach is to look for a solution that will lead to more cooperation and to the people having more say; I call this grassroots democracy.

“I will work to strengthen our economy through enabling a ‘greener’ economy and moving us away from new fossil fuel projects. I am against the Kinder Morgan pipeline expansion in Burnaby and the B.C. Green party is the only party that has shown real, principled leadership in an effort to stop it. I have lived in Burnaby my entire life and I grew up two blocks from Kinder Morgan’s oil tank farm. I love this town and will do my utmost to fight for Burnaby’s citizens.”

“I have known Joe for a number of years and I am thrilled to welcome him back to our team of candidates for the 2017 general election”, added Andrew Weaver, B.C. Green Party leader and MLA for Oak Bay-Gordon Head. “Joe is one of the hardest working people I know; it was an honour to campaign for him in the February by-elections and it will be an honour to work alongside him again.”

Joe Keithley to be inducted into Vancouver’s Hall of Fame Thursday November 17th

Joe Keithley, leader of D.O.A., Canada’s most legendary punk band has been inducted into Vancouver’s Hall of Fame and has received his own star on Vancouver’s historic Granville Street.

It is a tradition in Vancouver, perhaps Canada’s most creative town, to acknowledge one of their own so on Thursday November 17th at 5 PM, Vancouver will pause to recognize Keithley aka Joey Shithead, Canada’s godfather of punk.

Keithley and his band D.O.A. are widely recognized around the world for epic live shows, their 17 studio albums and as the godfathers of “hardcore”. D.O.A. started out in 1978 and has since made their mark by traveling the world and playing over 3,000 shows on five different continents.

Also known for being one of Canada’s leading activists for human rights, Keithley has spoken out for, played benefit shows and raised money for just causes like women’s rights, worker’s rights and he has stood against racism, sexism and war.

Please join us on Thursday November 17th at 5 PM at 870 Granville St.  Keithley will inducted into Vancouver’s Hall of Fame and his star on Granville Street officially unveiled. After the shorts speeches by H.O.F. officials, Aaron Chapman (Vancouver’s “real” historian) and Keithley himself, there will be a very unofficial celebration held inside the Bottleneck Pub (870 Granville) with lots of stories, talk and of course lots of D.O.A. hyper punk tracks.



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