“The first thing you want to think is trust the voters,” he says. “Always look at, when it comes right down to it, people want to make the decisions for their jobs, for their families, for the economy, and I think Christy Clark helped run our great campaign,” he says.
Overall, he says its clear the economy was the number one things on voters’ minds.
“We know it very well in the North Peace and the South Peace the importance of making sure there’s jobs for people to go to and I think at the end of the day that’s what people really thought of when they went to the polls.”
Bernier is thankful to be representing a majority party, calling it the “best case scenario” for him and Peace River North MLA Pat Pimm.
“It sends a strong message,” he argues. “We have in the northeast part here, in our two ridings, the most important ridings in the entire province and to keep them both Liberals and being part of the government in power, this is just… I can’t think of a better situation tonight.”
A byelection will be held in Dawson Creek to replace Bernier as mayor.