Vancouver-Fraserview MLA Kash Heed prepares for “new chapter” after B.C. politics
From police officer to politician, Kash Heed has walked a lot of beats.
So what’s next for the soon-to-be-former Vancouver-Fraserview MLA?
As Heed himself says, he’s leaving for now what he describes as “this bizarre world of politics”.
“I’m still looking,” an amused Heed told the Straight in a phone interview on Tuesday (March 5).
“Life is going to carry on for Kash Heed, let me tell you that,” he continued. “I’m going to enter a new chapter in my life. What that chapter is right now, I’m just throwing a few options around. And I’m sure I’ll have an opportunity to talk to you about it. In the interim, I will keep teaching at Simon Fraser University.”
Good luck getting his thoughts on a good wager on the outcome of the May 14 election.
“I think it’s going to be a challenge for both parties,” Heed said of the B.C. Liberal Party and the B.C. NDP. “I wouldn’t want to bet on who is going to be successful at the end. I think both parties have their challenges.”
Reminded that recent surveys have consistently indicated that New Democrats are ahead in the polls, Heed displayed his smooth touch.
“I have to ask you: How about you? Have you ever followed the main script because...I’m a person that is going to explain my reasoning for taking positions,” Heed said. “I am not a person that adopts that groupthink mentality that is so destructive in politics. Even in policing, I’ve never adopted that groupthink mentality because I am going to do things certainly for the right reasons, not the popular political reasons.”