Liberals Make it Official for Calogheros and Shaw
Prince George, B.C.- It took only minutes this evening, for the two Prince George Liberal riding associations to officially approve their choice for candidates .
In the case of Tracy Calogheros, from the time the rules were explained to the moment she was acclaimed as the Liberal Candidate for Cariboo- Prince George, only 2 minutes and 42 seconds had passed.
In the case of Matt Shaw, it took even less time but only because the speech to put his name forward as the candidate for Prince George-Peace River- Northern Rockies, was much shorter than the one for Calogheros. In Shaw’s case , the whole process took just one minute and 58 seconds.
In their acceptance speeches both candidates spoke of a “groundswell of change” with people telling them the time for change has come. “We are ready, as a community for real change, and that change is going to come from the Liberal party” said Calogheros “Canada deserves a real democracy, we don’t deserve to be shut out of the PMO and we don’t deserve to have some strange version of Canada on the international stage.”
Shaw echoed those comments, saying he has had a chance to speak to perfect strangers who are opening up to him about the issues “There is a lot of frustration out there” and says those he has spoken with are open to a Liberal Candidate. Shaw says the biggest enemy in the campaign is voter apathy, as voters think the riding has always been and always will be Conservative whether they vote or not. “Really what we have to do is get people motivated to vote, and if we can get them to vote, we can win.”