Community Leaders Endorse Falcon for B.C's future

Gaglardi, Jaffray, McNeill, Cross, Manji, Young, Mamdani, Kalaw, Greenough and Carlson endorse Kevin Falcon

VANCOUVER, Jan. 17 /CNW/ - BC business leaders representing thousands of jobs in the province of British Columbia are endorsing Kevin Falcon to be the Leader of the BC Liberal Party.

"Job creation, economic stability and smart longer term vision are paramount in these trying times.  Choosing a Premier that will keep BC viable, competitive and strong is the most critical choice that any of us can do," said Tom Gaglardi, Chairman and CEO of Sandman Hotel Group.

"My Grandfather, Phil Gaglardi, helped build this province as Minister of Highways in the 1950's and 1960's. I see the same dedication, energy and passion in Kevin Falcon. British Columbia needs a Premier that gets results, keeps our province competitive, and has the heart to make the tough decisions.  Kevin is the best choice for the job," said Tom Gaglardi. "Being responsible for 3500 of my team members jobs and their families is constantly on my mind. This is why this is so important to me."

"Kevin is the best candidate to be the leader of the BC Liberals and the next premier of British Columbia," said Richard Jaffray President and Founder, Cactus Club Restaurants. "I think Kevin is decisive and has a proven track record of effective leadership, our economic future depends on having a strong manager with a strong resume. I don't believe in taking chances, with Kevin's record I know he will continue to ensure BC prospers. His resume speaks for itself."

"Kevin's record of results while holding the most challenging mandates in government has convinced me that he will be a great Premier. I am encouraging my colleagues to join the BC Liberal party and vote for Kevin," added Cam McNeill, founder and President of MAC Marketing Solutions.

Today, also announcing their support for Falcon are:

  • Carolyn Cross, CEO of Ondine Biomedical
  • Samir Manji, CEO of Amica Mature Lifestyles
  • Matt Young, Founder of Innovative Fitness
  • Zahra Mamdani, President of Wear Else Fashions
  • Paolo Kalaw, CEO of Frontier Dental Laboratories
  • Tom Greenough, President of TomTar Roofing and Sheet Metal in Kelowna
  • Eric Carlson, President and CEO of Anthem Properties

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

Falcon 20/20 is a group of BC community members 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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