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Todd Stone

Kamloops-South Thompson Candidate

Premier Christy Clark and Today’s BC Liberals have acclaimed Todd Stone as the Party’s candidate in Kamloops – South Thompson for the upcoming 2017 provincial election.

“Under the leadership of Premier Clark we have delivered record job growth and the top-performing economy in Canada,” said Stone. “As your MLA in Victoria, I remain focused on building BC so that our families can benefit from a strong economy for years to come.”

In 2013, the Premier appointed Stone the Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure as well as Deputy House Leader. In 2015, he was given the additional role as Minister responsible for Emergency Management BC. He currently serves as a member of the Priorities and Planning Committee and the Cabinet Committee on Climate Leadership.

“Todd is a natural leader who has demonstrated an incredible ability to listen to constituents, the skill to head an important ministry, and the vision of a prosperous and generous British Columbia. He is my colleague and friend who has my complete respect and support,” says Terry Lake, MLA for Kamloops – North Thompson, and BC’s Minister of Health.

Todd Stone believes interior BC is best represented under a BC Liberal government.

“The NDP say they represent everyday British Columbians, and they say they have a plan for jobs and families, but the problem is the NDP have rejected many key industries that get people working, such as those involved in resource extraction, that drive job creation in communities like Kamloops,” said Stone.

Since becoming MLA, Stone has worked tirelessly to deliver for Kamloops and the Thompson Valley. This includes: the new Clinical Services building at Royal Inland Hospital, millions for continued four-laning of the Trans-Canada highway between Kamloops and Chase, and investments in skills training and trades equipment for Thompson Rivers University. He has also delivered close to $10.5 million in grants supporting local tourism, arts, sports organizations, First Nations, the environment, health and child care organizations in the communities of Kamloops, Chase, Savona, Knutsford, Monte Lake and Westwold.

“While we have made progress on many fronts over the past three years, there is still much more work to do,” added Stone. “I intend to keep working hard to ensure jobs continue to be created in Kamloops, that phase two of the Royal Inland Hospital redevelopment plan (Patient Services Tower) be built, further transportation investments be made, and that TRU continues to receive the investments it needs to keep growing and delivering the exceptional learning opportunities that it does,” said Stone.

Before being elected to the BC Legislature, Stone was founder and CEO of a Kamloops-based software company. He was also the former Vice Chair of the Board of Governors of Thompson Rivers University, served on the boards of the Thompson-Nicola-Cariboo United Way, the Kamloops Chamber of Commerce, Kamloops Ventures Fund (VCC) Inc, ACETECH, and the Insurance Corporation of BC (ICBC).

Stone has lived in Kamloops for 27 years. He and his wife Chantelle have been married for 16 years and have three daughters.

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