MLA George Abbott was in Fort St. John, along with Mike de Jong and Kevin Falcon, Monday, to address the Peace River North Riding Association for the B.C. Liberals.
Abbott says part of his campaign involves strengthening northern infrastructure.
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Also included in his northern agenda, Abbott says it’s important to keep job training and workers that are needed in the north, in the north.
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Abbott says if he is elected as the Liberal party leader, his government would make efforts to address individual resident’s and group’s concerns.
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Abbott says the challenge of any government is trying to unite the various social and economic climates across B.C. However, he also says that one aspect of the province that isn’t’ often considered is the economic benefits that can come from the tourism industry.
As a self-described ‘Big C’ or commonsense candidate, Abbott says he doesn’t feel cabinet decisions are based on whether anyone considers themselves left or right wing but instead what they consider to be the best decision for the province at the time.
So far, five people have declared their intention to run for the Liberal party leadership since Premier Gordon Campbell announced he was stepping down in November. Both Moira Stillwell and Christy Clark are expected to visit the Fort St. John area in January.