Why Mike de Jong is my First Choice - Bill Barisoff
As a former Speaker of the House, Cabinet Minister, and longstanding MLA I know what is needed to lead a team of MLAs and hold the NDP to account and Mike de Jong is my first choice to do that.
Mike de Jong is my first choice because he is the kind of leader we need now. He doesn’t need any time to get ready – he’s ready now. I worked with Mike and I know he can take the fight to John Horgan and the NDP/Green Government, and he can begin the critical work needed to renew our party and get ready to win the next election.
I sat with Mike in Opposition and I worked with him in government. There’s no one better to make full use of the Legislature to keep the NDP’s feet to the fire, and to make sure we renew the BC Liberal Party. Mike not only knows how to deliver balanced budgets, he has a vision about investing more in education, in healthcare, and in affordability to make sure people feel the benefits of the strong economy we build.
Retired Southern Okanagan MLA and former Minister and Speaker of the B.C. Legislature
Team de Jong is:
Bill Barisoff (MLA Penticton (Southern Okanagan) former Cabinet Minister, and former Speaker of the B.C. Legislature)
Mike Bernier (MLA Peace River South and former Cabinet Minister)
Stephanie Cadieux (MLA Surrey South and former Cabinet Minister)
Ron Cantelon (Former MLA Nanaimo-Parksville and former Cabinet Minister)
Dan Davies (MLA Peace River North)
Ed Fast (Member of Parliament, Abbotsford and former Federal Cabinet Minister of International Trade)
Simon Gibson (MLA Abbotsford-Mission)
Wanda Good (2017 BC Liberal Candidate, Stikine and former Gitanyow deputy chief councillor)
Al Horning (Former MLA Kelowna-Lake Country, former MP Okanagan Centre)
John Martin (MLA Chilliwack)
Rob Nijjar (Former MLA Vancouver-Kingsway)
Patty Sahota (Former MLA Burnaby-Edmonds and former Cabinet Minister)
Bill Streeper (Mayor Fort Nelson)
Teresa Wat (MLA Richmond North Centre and former Cabinet Minister)
Jack Weisgerber (Former MLA Peace River South – and former Socred Cabinet Minister and Reform BC Leader)