Viral 'cowboy' who voted with covered face to protest niqab in last election running for PPC - 2019-08-09
A man who gained brief notoriety for his unusual poll station protest of a woman who swore her oath of Canadian citizenship while wearing a niqab will now be vying for votes as a candidate for the People's Party of Canada.
Elections Canada records show Ken Finlayson is representing the People's Party as its candidate in Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo, where he'll try to unseat incumbent Conservative MP Cathy McLeod in the fall's general election.
About four years ago, Finlayson garnered attention when he wore cowboy attire complete with a bandana shielding his face to vote at an advance polling station in Edmonton in the federal election. At the time, he told CBC News that he chose to cover his face — as voters can legally do — to protest a woman who was allowed to wear a face covering while swearing her citizenship oath.