Vancouver - BC Liberal leadership candidate Andrew Wilkinson issued the following statement:
"I wish to extend my very best wishes to the many diverse communities of Orthodox Christians and Eastern Catholics in British Columbia that are celebrating Christmas in adherence to the Julian calendar.
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Andrew Wilkinson travelled to Prince Rupert with two supporting northern MLAs, Ross and Rustad
Less than a month before the BC Liberal Party votes on a new leader one of the front runners, Andrew Wilkinson, paid a visit to Prince Rupert with two northern MLA’s by his side.
I have been honoured to work for Premier Gordon Campbell here in BC and Premier Ralph Klein in Alberta as they restored economic prosperity and fiscal accountability in the two provinces. As a former Deputy Finance Minister, I know firsthand how the costs of deficit spending and unrestrained operating debt robs government of its ability to provide important public services such as healthcare, education and support to those in need. Both of these governments were committed to a core, unwavering principle to respect their hardworking citizens, their families and future families. In addition, they led the country in laying out reasonable, affordable programs and being accountable for the results they achieved. This was the recipe to earning the respect of voters and winning elections.