Music, film, travel, finance, restaurants, health care, insurance business leaders join Falcon 20/20 to keep the BC economy strong

McBride, Horie, Charlwood, Yacoub, van der Lee, Fleck, Osen, Pisani, Philps, Frostad, Sekhon, Pacey, Gordon, Dean, Bailey, Gudewell, Finnie and Savics endorse Kevin Falcon

VANCOUVER, Jan. 21 /CNW/ - Business leaders are endorsing Kevin Falcon to be the next Premier and leader of the BC Liberal Party because he will keep BC's economy strong.

"In the music business I had the opportunity to work all over the world, but have chosen to stay based in Vancouver. To keep creative industries in our province we need a government that makes it easy to do business. What we need as Premier is someone who is a straight forward, fiscally responsible, and experienced manager. That's why, for the first time in my life, I am endorsing a politician - I believe that Kevin Falcon is the best choice for Premier," said Terry McBride, CEO of the Nettwerk Music Group and CEO of YYoga.

"The BC Liberal government understands the TV & film industry, and has helped attract many productions to BC. These productions represent substantial investments in our economy as well as many employment opportunities. In my opinion Kevin Falcon is the best choice to ensure that we not only retain productions in BC, but attract new ones," said George Horie, Producer of Sanctuary, the most successful TV series entirely owned, produced and financed in British Columbia, which airs in over 130 countries.

Today, also announcing their support for Falcon are:

  • Martin Charlwood, President and COO of Uniglobe Travel
  • Emad Yacoub, President of the Glowbal Restaurant Group
  • Chuck van der Lee, CEO of Ananda Holdings
  • Greg Fleck, President of ServiceWorks Distribution
  • Tina Osen, President and CEO of HUB International TOS
  • Riaz Pisani, CEO of Contac Services
  • Christopher Philps, President of Fairborne Homes
  • John Frostad, President of Canadian Operations of Shearer's Foods
  • Suki Sekhon, President CRS Group of Companies
  • John Pacey, President of Verathon Medical
  • Holly Gordon, Director of iPOWOW!
  • Steven Dean, Chairman and CEO of Oceanic Iron Ore
  • Glenn Bailey, CEO of The Bailey Group
  • Sam Gudewell, President of the Pacific Group of Companies
  • Roger Finnie, CEO of Pemberton Insurance
  • Eric Savics of Haywood Securities

Joining with the previously announced 32 members of Falcon 20/20, including:

  • 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
  • Tom Gaglardi, Chairman and CEO, Sandman Hotel Group
  • Richard Jaffray, President and Founder, Cactus Club Restaurants
  • Cam McNeill, founder and President, MAC Marketing Solutions
  • Christian Chia, President and CEO of the OpenRaod Auto Group
  • Roger Hardy, Chair and CEO of Coastal Contacts
  • Jeff Fuller, President and CEO of the JOEY Restaurant Group

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.  www.Falcon2020.ca 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

For further information:

Media enquiries:
Hamish Marshall
t: 778-835-3715
e: media@falcon2020.ca

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