Port Moody-Coquitlam BC Liberals welcome new candidate James Robertson

Port Moody-Coquitlam BC Liberals welcome new candidate James Robertson

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.”

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Contact:

Deanie Wong
deanie.wong@bcliberals.com
778-994-5083

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.

BC Liberals continue renewal with Port Moody-Coquitlam candidate

BC Liberals continue renewal with Port Moody-Coquitlam candidate

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 12, 2020

PORT MOODY/COQUITLAM — The BC Liberals continue the party’s renewal today with the news that leadership expert, Special Forces veteran, and father James Robertson will be acclaimed as the party’s candidate for Port Moody-Coquitlam in the next provincial election.

Robertson is expected to be officially acclaimed at a nomination meeting on March 8 and will begin working hard to earn the trust of Port Moody-Coquitlam residents — closing the gap of 1,844 votes that separated the BC Liberals and the NDP in 2017.

“I look forward to working with James as he steps up to represent the residents of Port Moody-Coquitlam,” said Andrew Wilkinson, BC Liberal leader. “While John Horgan’s NDP have been letting down British Columbians by increasing the cost of everyday life, James understands the diverse needs of the changing population in the Tri-Cities and is dedicated to making life more affordable – especially for young families like his own.”

“Port Moody-Coquitlam is a beautiful, rapidly growing community that attracts individuals and families from all over BC,” said Robertson. “We need a government that will prioritize housing affordability, rapid transit, and economic opportunity for people working hard to make ends meet, to make sure that you keep more of your hard-earned money in your pocket.”

In preparation for an election that could come at any time, the BC Liberals held candidate selection meetings in Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows and Abbotsford South, and will hold one in Oak Bay-Gordon Head on April 4. Nominations are open in 8 other ridings throughout British Columbia, with many more to come in the weeks ahead.

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Contact:

Deanie Wong
778-994-5083
deanie.wong@bcliberals.com

Candidate 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.