Bond, Morris Unchallenged for Liberal Nominations
Prince George, B.C. – To nobody’s surprise the BC Liberal Party says there won’t be any challengers to incumbent MLAs Shirley Bond and Mike Morris as the party’s 2017 candidates for Prince George-Valemount and Prince George-Mackenzie.
Bond and Morris join 45 Liberal candidates selected in ridings across the province. The party says it is on track to have 75% of its candidates nominated by its biennial convention November 4-6 in Vancouver.
“It has been an honour to represent the people of Prince George–Valemount since 2001,” says Bond. “But there is still more work to do, and that is why I am putting my name forward for a fifth term.” She continues “We are determined to represent Northern BC with a strong voice in Victoria and to work hard on the priorities and issues that are important to rural British Columbia.”
Morris is seeking re-election for his second term as MLA for Prince George–Mackenzie.
“As an MLA, I have enjoyed working hard to represent my constituents and all areas of my riding,” says Morris. “I’m looking forward to continuing that work so that we can keep leading Canada in economic growth and job creation, and continue to put British Columbians first.”
Morris was appointed as Minister of Public Safety and Solicitor General on December 11, 2015. Previously, he served as Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations.
British Columbians will head to the polls on Tuesday, May 9, 2017.