Prince George Liberals Open Campaign Office
Prince George, B.C. – The Liberal Party has officially opened its Prince George campaign office before a large crowd of supporters which candidate Tracy Calogheros describes as “proof that people are demanding change at the federal level.”
Candidates Calogheros in Cariboo-Prince George and Matt Shaw in Prince George-Peace River-Northern Rockies were on hand for the ribbon-cutting marking the grand opening of the office at 1299 3rd Avenue at Quebec Street. They spoke to party workers and supporters and also took time to discuss what they’ve been hearing on the campaign trail to date.
Calogheros told the crowd “Matt and I have been out touring over this huge, gorgeous area that we all live in and there is an appetite for change. It’s been a long time since we’ve had a room with this many people in it that are really interested in looking at the Canada that was always our Canada, the Canada that people in the world looked to as the place they wanted to move, the place they wanted to be because we believed in peace and we believed in environment and we believed in people and in each other. And the Canada that we’re living in right now is unrecognizable as far as I’m concerned.”
“For Cariboo-Prince George, we have got this massive diverse riding with all kinds of industry, mall sorts of peoples’ ideas. It doesn’t much matter to me whether you’re wearing a Liberal button or some other button. What I want is your brains, I want your brains to come to the table because all of us are here because we love this area. It’s not like we decided to come to Prince George on a whim, or we decided to move into Williams Lake like you just sort of landed there. We’re here because we love this area, we love what it can give us, the lifestyle.” She says it is clear those values have not been protected because we haven’t had a voice in Ottawa.
Matt Shaw says people on the street have been telling him “we want change and we’re so glad somebody is stepping up. Tracy and I are in a very unique situation in so far as the city is split in half and there can’t be a better running mate than Tracy. She is smart, she knows what she’s doing, she’s getting her name out there, she is sincere and I am too. So the two of us together want to represent Prince George as a unified whole where we’ll double our voice in Ottawa.”
Shaw and Calogheros were joined in the campaign office ribbon-cutting by Mary Baehr, who says she is “91-and-a-half, not 91”, and has been a Liberal for every one (and a half) of those years.