BC Liberal Leader Kevin Falcon promises ‘new chapter’ for Party, pledges to seek seat in BC Legislature

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February 5th, 2022

VANCOUVER — Newly elected BC Liberal Leader Kevin Falcon released a statement following the conclusion of the BC Liberal Leadership race on Saturday night.

“Today marks the start of a new chapter for our Party,” said Falcon. “As I committed to at the beginning of my campaign, we need to work on a root-to-branch rebuild of the BC Liberals – one that embraces diversity, and offers a real vision on issues like housing affordability, affordable childcare, and the environment. I’m proud to have received a strong mandate to move the Party in this direction.”

The new BC Liberal Leader called on supporters of other leadership candidates to help with rebuilding efforts.

“Regardless of who you supported in this leadership race, I want you to know that you are welcome in the BC Liberal Party,” continued Falcon. “If you believe that a private sector-driven economy is the best way to fund world-class public services, we want you in our Party. And if you believe that we need both compassion and competence to address the greatest challenges of our time, we want you in our Party.”

Falcon pledged to seek a seat in the legislature as soon as possible.

“Starting tomorrow, I will begin discussions with members of the BC Liberal Caucus to identify a seat to run in,” concluded Falcon. “Once that seat becomes available, I will immediately ask John Horgan to call that by-election at the earliest possible time.”

Kevin Falcon won the BC Liberal Leadership Election on February 5th and will serve as the Leader of the Opposition of British Columbia.

Falcon previously served as Deputy Premier, Minister of Finance, Minister of Health, and Minister of Transportation.

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