FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 8, 2020
PORT MOODY/COQUITLAM – The BC Liberals have continued the party’s renewal by officially nominating James Robertson as the party’s candidate in Port Moody-Coquitlam for the next provincial election, which could take place at any time.
Robertson’s nomination meeting at the Old Orchard Hall in Port Moody today was attended by community leaders and supporters from throughout the region. A leadership coach, management consultant, veteran, and father, Robertson is ready to meet residents and discuss their priorities for the community.
Joined by BC Liberal Leader Andrew Wilkinson and former BC Liberal MLA Iain Black, Robertson was acclaimed as the next BC Liberal candidate in a riding where the difference between the NDP and the BC Liberals was only 1,844 votes in 2017.
“We’re delighted to welcome James to our renewed BC Liberal team as we build towards a prosperous, affordable, and sustainable British Columbia,” said Wilkinson. “James has been a tireless champion for the community here in Port Moody and Coquitlam, and our team will benefit enormously from his work ethic and diverse experience.”
“Port Moody-Coquitlam residents, and especially young families like mine, are frustrated by the lack of progress on housing affordability, transit, and protecting the environment,” said Robertson. “I’m honoured to be part of Andrew Wilkinson’s BC Liberal team and work together to make these issues a priority in Victoria.”
JAMES ROBERTSON BIOGRAPHY:
James Robertson is a leadership coach, management consultant, father, and veteran. He saw combat action in Afghanistan while commanding elements of Canada’s elite Special Forces unit, and conducted domestic operations during the 2010 Vancouver Olympic Games to ensure public safety and security.
Upon retirement from active service, James completed the Master of Business Administration degree at Royal Roads University, and commenced work as a consultant, leveraging his leadership skills to improve business performance while gaining insight into the communities they serve in BC.
His experience working as a Leadership Team Coach at Vancouver Coastal Health has provided him with the unique perspective of individuals working in collaborative spaces, and the complex challenges of the healthcare system.
As a community leader, James has served as a member of a board of directors and volunteer for the Port Moody Arts Centre Society and the Burrard Inlet Marine Enhancement Society.
With distinct leadership, diverse experience, and trusted values, James is ready to promote his constituents’ voice and provide opportunities for Port Moody-Coquitlam.