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NEWS RELEASE · 1st March 2013
BC Liberal Party
Today’s BC Liberals have announced that retired RCMP Superintendent Mike Morris has been acclaimed as the Party’s candidate in Prince George-Mackenzie. The deadline for nominations passed at 5PM Thursday.

“I’m proud to stand with Today’s BC Liberals under Premier Christy Clark’s leadership,” said Morris. “Our Premier has a bold plan for B.C.’s future, and she has brought renewal to our Party and government.”

Morris retired from the RCMP in 2005, and is currently the President of the BC Trappers Association.

“The key issue in the next election will be the economy, and which Party has a better plan to keep B.C. on stable ground,” added Morris. “Today’s BC Liberals have a strong record of prudent fiscal management that has allowed B.C. to be one of only two provinces with a balanced budget.”

Morris will step in for retiring MLA Pat Bell, who has been a strong representative for Prince George-Mackenzie since 2001.

“Mike is a hard working, passionate community representative – he is exactly the type of leader that this riding needs,” said MLA Pat Bell.

“I look forward to working with Mike to deliver results for Prince George and the North, just as Pat and I have done since 2001,” added Shirley Bond, MLA for Prince George-Valemount.

“Pat’s shoes will be hard to fill, but I’m confident that I have the leadership abilities to be a strong representative for Prince George-Mackenzie,” concluded Morris.

Prince George BC Liberals are holding a sold-out 850 person fundraiser with Premier Christy Clark on Friday evening at the Prince George Civic Centre.

Morris will be formally nominated on March 8th and 9th at meetings in Mackenzie and Prince George.