BC Could Eventually End Up with an Actual Shithead in the Legistlature

Joey “Shithead” Keithley, frontman of the legendary Canadian hardcore band DOA–in fact, he’s been called the Godfather of Hardcore–had been trying to get into politics as an elected representative for the last couple of years. So far, though, the BC electorate has denied his ascent from activist to legitimate politician. Joey, however, remains undeterred.

With a by-election coming up in Coquitlam-Burke Mountain coming up on February 2, Joey is once again in the running as a member of the BC Green Party. I quote from the press release:

Regular folks are sick of the conservative approach of the BC Liberals and they feel apathetic of the do nothing BC NDP. The BC Green party provides a refreshing alternative to the “class warfare” of the hard right and the hard left that these worn out, old time parties live by.

Christy Clark should have called by-election before Christmas but she was too busy ducking her head and hiding from “Delete Gate,” says Keithley.  “It’s about time we had some honesty in government and that’s exactly what I will provide if I have the honour of being elected.”

If Keithley is elected he will fight for:

  • Affordable post-secondary education
  • Job growth in Coquitlam through green technology
  • Funding for more transit in Coquitlam
  • Support for small business
  • More money for K to 12 schools
  • Lower cost for daycare

“The BC Liberals and the BC NDP only work for the special interest groups that pour money into their campaigns. That is not democracy!” Keithley exclaims. “I will stand up for Coquitlam and BC. I love this country and I will be the people’s voice. Grassroots democracy is what I am all about.”


VOTE FOR JOE KEITHLEY: http://www.votejoekeithley.com/ 

BC Green Party: http://www.greenparty.bc.ca/ 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/joe.keithley.green.party 

Twitter: @doaJoe

And now, some DOA.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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