Allies now adversaries

Liberal Stephen Fuhr, second from right, wore a Green party hat and had Green Party allies in this file photo from 2015. The Greens did not run a candidate against Fuhr four years ago, but they will this fall.

Incumbent Liberal MP Stephen Fuhr will open his campaign office this week.

His re-election slogan is 'Forward with Fuhr'. The office will open Sept. 18 at 5 p.m., at 426A Bernard Ave.

Conservative challenger Tracy Gray's office is at the corner of Enterprise Way and Spall Road. Gray is a former city councillor and businesswoman.

In 2015, local Greens did not run a candidate, with many party members actively working to elect Fuhr, a retired air force pilot, because of the Liberals pledge to introduce proportional representation in time for the next election.

But Greens are now mad at the Liberals for breaking that promise. Travis Ashley, a landscaper, chef, and student, will represent the party in Kelowna-Lake Country.

The NDP will be represented by teenager Justin Kulik.

Novelty store manager Salomon Rayek will represent the People's Party of Canada.

By law,  Liberal Prime Minister Justin Trudeau must call the election by Sept 15. Voting day will be Oct. 21.

Although much election related advertising is already underway, once the election is formally called with the dropping of the writ each party is limited to spending $28 million on their campaigns.

The English leaders' debate will be Oct. 7, with another one in French on Oct. 10.