Conservatives Hold Christmas Open House
Prince George, B.C. – Conservative MPs Todd Doherty and Bob Zimmer held a Christmas open house at their constituency office on Third Ave. this afternoon.
It’s their first since they jointly opened their office shortly after the 2015 federal election.
“The fun part of the job is when we actually meet with constituents and it’s good to be home because it is our home,” said Zimmer, the MP for Prince George-Peace River-Northern Rockies.
“The last stretch has been a long one, 4-5 weeks solid in Ottawa. We get back on weekends but go back to Ottawa Sunday nights. So, it’s been a long haul but it’s nice to be back for the holidays.”
“We need to be doing more of this kind of stuff and I think Bob and I agree it was a chaotic year. I think we set forth with some great ideas and were aggressive in what we wanted to do,” said Doherty, the MP for Cariboo-Prince George.
“But reality sets in and your roles in caucus kind of take over and you’re not able to come back at the same time as much as we’d like.”
It’s the first time in a few years since the neighbouring constituencies shared an office added Zimmer.
“Todd and I get along really well and see Prince George as both of ours. You know it’s a constituency we share and it’s nice to have a shared office to.”
One area they don’t see eye-to-eye on though is hockey. Zimmer is an Edmonton Oilers fan while Doherty is a hard-core Canucks supporter.
“Did you see McDavid’s shoot-out goal the other night? Wow!” said Zimmer.
“We just lost last night in O/T so I don’t want to hear about it,” responded Doherty.