It's all about jobs: Business Leaders for Falcon

Chia, Hardy, Fuller, McNeill, Macdonald, Booth, Karim, Case, Hemsley, Costello, Vickerstaff, Cross, Sparling, Cunningham, Kramer and Ashforth endorse Kevin Falcon

VANCOUVER, Jan. 19 /CNW/ - Keeping jobs and job creation in BC is the number one reason BC business leaders are endorsing Kevin Falcon to be the Leader of the BC Liberal Party.

"The best way to create jobs in BC is to keep the economy strong. Kevin Falcon is the best choice for a strong economy," said Christian Chia, President and CEO of the OpenRoad Auto Group. "Kevin knows what it takes to build and maintain a strong economy: a competitive tax system, a top notch education system and infrastructure that speeds goods to markets."

"As Minister of Health Kevin made it possible for British Columbians to buy contact lenses and eyeglasses online. He removed regulations which helped improve the health care of hundreds of thousands of people", added Roger Hardy, Chair and CEO of Coastal Contacts. "Whether it is building new highways or improving health care Kevin delivers."

"I believe that with Kevin Falcon as Premier BC will see more jobs being created all across the province. Kevin's number one priority is a strong economy - and judging by his record of success I have no doubt our economy will remain strong," said Jeff Fuller, President and CEO of the JOEY Restaurant Group. "BC needs Kevin's energy, drive and ability to get results in the Premier's chair."

Today, also announcing their support for Falcon are:

  • Sarah MacNeill, Founder of MacNeill Yakamoto Recruitment Group
  • Rob Macdonald, Owner of  Macdonald Development
  • Jeff Booth, CEO of BuildDirect
  • Salim Karim, President and CEO of InnHouse Licensed Retail Concepts
  • Jim Case, CEO of Travelers Financial
  • Paul Hemsley, President of Hemmera
  • Leah Costello, Curious Mind Productions
  • John Vickerstaff, CEO of Network Bonding & Insurance Services
  • Bob Cross, Chairman of Bankers Petroleum
  • Lance Sparling, President Wakefield Home Builders in Sechelt
  • Lorraine Cunningham, President of the Cunningham Group
  • Tom Kramer, President and CEO of Canadian Utility Construction
  • Steve Ashforth, President of Glastech Contracting

Joining with the previously announced members of Falcon 20/20

  • Ryan Beedie, President, The Beedie Group
  • David Aisenstat, President and CEO, Keg Restaurants
  • Peter Armstrong, Executive Chairman and Founder, Rocky Mountaineer
  • Kyle Washington, Chairman, Seaspan International
  • Stan Fuller, CEO, Earl's Restaurants
  • John O'Neill, President and CEO, O'Neill Hotels and Resorts
  • Tom Gaglardi, Chairman and CEO, Sandman Hotel Group
  • Richard Jaffray, President and Founder, Cactus Club Restaurants
  • Cam McNeill, founder and President, MAC Marketing Solutions.
  • Carolyn Cross, CEO, Ondine Biomedical
  • Samir Manji, CEO, Amica Mature Lifestyles
  • Matt Young, Founder, Innovative Fitness
  • Zahra Mamdani, President, Wear Else Fashions
  • Paolo Kalaw, CEO, Frontier Dental Laboratories
  • Tom Greenough, President, TomTar Roofing and Sheet Metal
  • Eric Carlson, President and CEO, Anthem Properties

Falcon 20/20 is a group of BC business leaders who believe that Kevin Falcon's experience and vision for BC make him the clear choice to be the next Premier. The list of supporters endorsing Falcon is growing daily. urges all British Columbians to be part of the solution and sign up for Liberal memberships before the February 4, 2011 deadline.

SOURCE Falcon 20/20

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