Nine days before February 4 deadline

Ludwig, McLaren, Dumaresq, Signorello, Young, Pimstone, Reed, Ripoli, Koehler, Sutherland, Salman, Vincent, Hanna, Purdy, Magid, Fisher, Taylor, Smith, Kirstiuk, Latoski, Holland, Latchford, Regehr, Jagger and Zalesky supporting Falcon

VANCOUVER, Jan. 26 /CNW/ - Twenty-six more business leaders endorsed Kevin Falcon for the BC Liberal leadership this morning, urging all British Columbians who want strong leadership for a strong economy to join the BC Liberal party before the deadline on February 4th, 2011.

"In the entertainment industry I have seen certain governments stop investments and productions dead in their tracks. BC needs Kevin Falcon as Premier to keep critical investments and jobs in our province," said Harald Ludwig, Co-Chairman of Lion's Gate Entertainment. "I encourage all British Columbians who want to keep our entertainment industry strong to sign-up for the Liberal party before the deadline. If you don't sign-up  you can't be part of the solution."

"Kevin Falcon embodies leadership in action. Northern BC needs the vision, work ethic and values that Kevin bring to public office, which is why I am urging all Northern British Columbians to buy a membership for Kevin before February 4th," said Dan McLaren, President and CEO of the Commonwealth Group of Companies in Prince George.

"Having an early election would throw BC into unnecessary turmoil and could let the NDP back into government," said Paul Zalesky, CEO of AllWest Insurance. "Kevin is the best choice for Premier because he does not need to seek a new mandate from the people and will keep our economy strong," added Devina Zalesky, President of AllWest Insurance.

Today, also announcing their support for Falcon are:

  • Marousa Dumaresq, Designer and Owner of Diplomatic Immunity
  • Ray Signorello, Proprietor of Signorello Vineyards
  • Kevin Young, Co-CEO of Woodtone
  • Simon Pimstone, President and CEO of Xenon Pharmaceuticals
  • Geoff Reed, Chairman of Creation Technologies
  • Rick Ripoli, President of Stylus Sofas
  • Albert Koehler, CEO of Tribotec International in Prince George
  • Bruce Sutherland, President of Wolftek Industries in Prince George
  • Terry Salman, Chairman, President and CEO or Salman Partners
  • Olivier Vincent, CEO of Ziplocal
  • Ken Hanna, President of Canadian Dry Storage
  • John Purdy, Chairman of Wesgar Manufacturing
  • Sam Magid, Principal of Peninsula Capital
  • Kirk Fisher, Vice-President of the Lark Group
  • Steve Taylor, Vice-President of Western One Rentals & Sales
  • Craig Smith, Managing Partner of Whitewater Concrete
  • Bob Kirstiuk, President of Advantage Data Systems Corp.
  • Darren Latoski, Principal of SunStone Realty Advisors
  • Terry Holland, President of Krystal Financial
  • Andrew Latchford, COO of Cactus Restaurants
  • Dale Regehr, President and CEO of Weststone Properties
  • Mike Jagger, Founder and President of Provident Security

Joining with the previously announced 47 members of Falcon 20/20, including:

  • Ryan Beedie, President of The Beedie Group
  • David Aisenstat, President and CEO of Keg Restaurants
  • Peter Armstrong, Executive Chairman and Founder of the Rocky Mountaineer
  • Kyle Washington, Chairman of Seaspan International
  • Tom Gaglardi, Chairman and CEO of the Sandman Hotel Group
  • Richard Jaffray, President and Founder of Cactus Club Restaurants
  • Cam McNeill, founder and President of 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
  • Terry McBride, CEO of the Nettwerk Music Group and CEO of YYoga

The entire list can be found at

Falcon 20/20 is an independent group of BC business people who believe that Kevin Falcon's experience and vision for BC make him the clear choice to be the best Premier. The list of business leaders supporting Falcon is growing daily and more names will be released soon. More information about the group can be found at

SOURCE Falcon 20/20

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