MICHAEL DE JONG READY TO FIGHT FOR A FREE ENTERPRISE PROVINCE
October 17, 2012
Abbotsford – Today, Finance Minister and Abbotsford West MLA Michael de Jong will be joined by Premier Christy Clark for a candidate selection celebration in Abbotsford. At the event, de Jong will be acclaimed as the BC Liberal Party’s candidate in Abbotsford West.
“We’re building a lot of momentum right now, and tonight is about celebrating the hard work members and volunteers have done to keep Abbotsford a strong and vibrant community,” said de Jong. "These people have made a difference in our community, and I am honoured to run again as their candidate in the next provincial election."
de Jong was recently appointed the Minister of Finance in Premier Christy Clark’s renewed cabinet and has represented the Abbotsford area since 1994.
de Jong will also be joining the Premier, Caucus and a variety of new candidates at the Party’s Convention in Whistler between October 25th and 27th. "I'm looking forward to joining fellow candidates at the BC Liberal Convention as we prepare for the next provincial election," said de Jong.
“One innovative thing we’re doing at Convention this year is Free Enterprise Friday,” added de Jong. “It will be a great opportunity for members and non-members of the Party to debate and discuss some really important issues facing British Columbia.”
“This next election is hugely important for British Columbia,” said de Jong. “Our Premier and Party have a plan and we are making the tough decisions required to keep B.C.’s economy strong, help create jobs and make life more affordable for families.”
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