THUNDER BAY – POLITICS – The Thunder Bay Superior North Progressive Conservatives have an interested candidate. Derek Parks, a southern Ontario resident who has not lived in the city for two decades is seeking the nomination for the riding.
Derek Parks lived in Thunder Bay in the past. He runs an consulting firm that specializes in environmental issues working mainly with mining companies.
Parks is actively involved in a variety of Advanced Exploration and Environmental Assessments for various mining sector clients.
His company maintains various environmental regulatory compliance reporting requirements for a dozen mining sites within Canada, with operations ranging from Manitoba to Newfoundland and Labrador.
The company, Parks Environmental Inc. provides technical baseline support for new mining opportunities.
The Thunder Bay Superior North Progressive Conservatives were seeking another candidate after their former candidate was dropped by the party after making comments that were not part of the PC Party Platform.