Joseph Segal Endorses Kevin Falcon

Segal joined by Devji, White, Drysdale, Southcott, Longman, Forcier, Hastings, Wade, Soprovich, Venier, Williams, Neale, Mroz, Jung, Salamis in supporting Falcon

VANCOUVER, Jan. 27 /CNW/ - BC community builder, business legend and philanthropic leader Joe Segal has endorsed Kevin Falcon for Leader of the BC Liberal Party.

"I have never stepped out and publicly endorsed a politician before - in fact - I have never felt the need to do so.  However, this time is different.  I am publicly endorsing Kevin Falcon for Premier of British Columbia," said Segal, President of Kingswood Capital.

"My hope for our government is that it gives all of us a fair playing field, the opportunity to create new jobs and delivers a long term vision for our Province. Over the years I have worked with leaders from all political stripes, and Kevin's record and experience as a minister is second to none. I believe Kevin is the best choice for Premier because he will keep BC's economy strong, and that is important to all of us who live in this beautiful Province," said Segal, President of Kingswood Capital.

Today, also announcing their support for Falcon are:

  • Riyaz Devji, Managing Director of North American Tea & Coffee
  • Allan White, President of Norland Forest Products
  • Dean Drysdale, Chairman and CFO of Checkwell Solutions Corporation
  • Andrea Southcott, President of TBWA Vancouver
  • Bill Longman, Owner and President of Euro-Rite Cabinets Ltd.
  • Darcy Forcier of d. Force Design Inc.
  • Rick Hastings, President of Design Sportswear
  • Brooke Wade, President of Wade Capital
  • Jason Soprovich, President of Prudential Sussex Realty
  • Todd Venier, President of Freeport Industries
  • Jim Williams, President and CEO of Williams Moving and Storage
  • Lance Neale, CEO of WaterMarq Technologies
  • Andy Mroz, Founder and Owner of Windsor Security
  • Bruce Jung, Owner of Pure Nail Bar
  • George Salamis, President and CEO of Edgewater Exploration

Joining with the previously announced 73 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
  • Stan Fuller, CEO of Earl's Restaurants
  • 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
  • Harald Ludwig, Co-Chairman of Lion's Gate Entertainment
  • Paul Zalesky, CEO of AllWest Insurance
  • Devina Zalesky, President of AllWest Insurance
  • Dan McLaren, President and CEO of the Commonwealth Group of Companies

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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