Wilkinson welcomes more candidates to BC Liberal team

THE B.C. Liberals announced on Thursday that despite the NDP’s attempted power grab by calling a snap election in the middle of a global pandemic, BC Liberal Leader Andrew Wilkinson and a growing list of exceptional candidates are ready to lead British Columbia, working to restore confidence and rebuild BC.

“Now more than ever, our province needs strong leadership and a government dedicated to putting the needs of British Columbians first. However, instead of getting serious about economic recovery and leading our province through this pandemic, John Horgan decided to trigger a self-serving and unnecessary snap election,” said BC Liberal Leader Andrew Wilkinson. “Horgan’s decision has nothing to do with meeting the needs of British Columbians and everything to do with looking out for his own political future. In going forward with this election, the NDP have once again shown that they care more about themselves than the well-being of the people of BC.

“As a result, I am excited to announce more candidates joining our growing BC Liberal team, all committed to working for the best interests of British Columbians. We have a deeply experienced and diverse group of candidates, representing every corner of this beautiful province. With a renewed team and a clear vision to provide British Columbians with a real choice in this election.”

The five newest candidates:

  • Marketing professional and passionate local community leader Lorraine Brett in New Westminster
  • Digital marketing entrepreneur Kelly Darwin in Langford-Juan de Fuca
  • Public policy specialist and active volunteer Karen Bill in Victoria-Beacon Hill
  • Indigenous capacity-building and project management expert Paul Lepage in Vancouver-Kensington
  • Community builder and former commercial banker Stephen P. Roberts in Saanich North and the Islands

“The COVID-19 pandemic has brought with it a brand-new set of challenges and BC needs a government that is committed to facing those challenges head-on – one that is ready to lead a recovery for all of BC,” said Wilkinson. “It is time to move away from a government that only looks out for itself and choose a future that restores confidence and rebuilds BC.”