Premier Makes Quick Stop in PG….Announces All 3 Local MLAs are Running
Mike Morris, John Rustad and Shirley Bond look on as Premier addresses the crowd – photo-250News
Prince George, B.C.- A BC Liberal block party in Prince George welcomed a special guest this afternoon, as Premier Christy Clark made an appearance and shared the news that all three local area MLAs will be running in the May 2017 election.
Premier Clark called on the 200 or so in attendance to work hard to return Mike Morris, John Rustad and Shirley Bond to Office.
While Morris and Rustad had previously advised the Premier about their intentions, Premier Clark says Bond didn’t tip her hand until this evening “The best thing that has happened to me all week was when Shirley Bond met me at the car, gave me a hug, and whispered in my ear ‘I’m in it for another term’ ” said Premier Clark. She praised Bond for her tenacity “I have never known anyone who fights for their constituents like Shirley Bond” and said Bond was the kind of MLA who connects with the people in her riding.
(at right Clark has a chat with a local constituent)
Clark pumped up the crowd by reminding them BC is the best place to be in Canada, with low unemployment and plenty of opportunity and set the stage for what she says will be a hard fight to be re-elected. She called on all to work hard for the three MLAs to ensure they return to Victoria. She said Mike Morris is the “top cop in our province and is working hard to get rid of gangs and guns, so we are all safe” and referred to John Rustad as having a “great imagination, as he comes up with the most innovative and imaginative solutions to issues.”
The Premier is on her way to Quesnel to take part in the Billy Barker Days parade , the official opening ceremony and then to make some remarks at the Quesnel Rodeo.
There was no media availability with the Premier at the P.G. event.