Parksville-Qualicum Conservative candidate David Coupland said he is running because he believes that for upcoming generations to have a strong, prosperous future, the province needs to have a strong, trustworthy government.
“I believe we need better government than what we have now,” said Coupland, the father of three university-aged children. “Future generations deserve a future full of opportunity and success and I’ve come to realize that without better government this will not happen.”
Coupland completed his bachelor of science and medical doctorate at the University of Alberta before finishing his rotating internship at Royal Jubilee Hospital in Victoria. He later completed his radiology and nuclear medicine residency at the University of British Columbia.
He currently works as a radiologist at Nanaimo Regional General Hospital and Madrona Imaging Inc.
He says the issues he feels are a priority for people in his constituency include finding a balance between the economy and the area’s abundant natural resources while preserving and protecting the environment.
“It’s a very delicate balance but we believe we have to do both and we feel B.C. can be both an environmental and economic superpower and that is the way forward,” he said.
Coupland currently serves as a board director for the Vancouver Island University Foundation, volunteers at the 7-10 Club and NRGH Foundation.