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Vernon-Monashee MLA Eric Foster
Vernon-Monashee MLA Eric Foster

Foster backs Abbott's leadership bid

by Castanet Staff - Story: 58708
Dec 6, 2010 / 7:30 am

BC Liberal MLA Eric Foster has joined ten colleagues, including Kelowna-Lake Country MLA Norm Letnick, in supporting George Abbott and his campaign to become the next Premier of British Columbia.

Foster is the Deputy Whip of the BC Liberal Caucus and MLA for Vernon-Monashee.

"George is a candidate who really understands the needs of our Interior communities," says Foster.

"I'm pleased to support him as the right leader for the BC Liberal Party and the next Premier of the province."

Abbott says he is honoured by the Foster's support.

“Eric has been an outstanding Deputy Whip for our party and a tireless advocate for the residents of Vernon-Monashee,” says Abbott.

“I am pleased that I have the support of caucus members from every region in the province.”

Foster joins ten other Ministers and MLA who have put their support behind George Abbott’s candidacy for Premier, including:
  • Hon. Murray Coell, Minister of Environment and MLA for Saanich North and the Islands
  • Hon. Randy Hawes, Minister of State for Mining and MLA for Abbotsford-Mission
  • Kash Heed, MLA for Vancouver-Fraserview
  • Gordon Hogg, Parliamentary Secretary for Social Entrepreneurship and MLA for Surrey-White Rock
  • Richard T. Lee, Parliamentary Secretary for the Asia-Pacific Initiative and MLA for Burnaby North
  • Norm Letnick, MLA for Kelowna-Lake Country
  • Don McRae, MLA for Comox Valley
  • John Rustad, Parliamentary Secretary for Silviculture and MLA for Nechako Lakes
  • John Slater, Parliamentary Secretary for Water Stewardship and MLA for Boundary-Similkameen
  • John Van Dongen, Caucus Whip and MLA for Abbotsford South

    Abbott, a former Sicamous berry farmer, announced he was running to be the new leader of the BC Liberal Party and Premier of B.C. on November 25.


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