Albas supports Bernier in Tory leadership race

Central Okanagan-Similkameen-Nicola MP Dan Albas says Maxime Bernier has "bold,conservative" ideas.

Dan Albas

Central Okanagan-Similkameen-Nicola MP Dan Albas is throwing his support behind Maxime Bernier for leader of the Conservative Party.

Albas, the Tories deputy finance critic, has been tapped by Bernier to serve as one of the the Quebec MP’s three leadership campaign co-chairs in B.C.

Albas will join Robin Dhir and Sarah Weddell in heading Bernier’s campaign in this province.

“With 42 ridings, British Columbia is a key battleground in the Conservative leadership race. Dan joins a growing team of supporters of my campaign in that province,” said Bernier.

“During the first two quarters of the race, 68 per cent of all donors in B.C. who donated to a leadership candidate gave to my campaign. As British Columbia campaign chair, Dan will help me grow this support even more and ensure that we come out victorious on May 27.”

Albas, whose riding includes West Kelowna and part of south central Kelowna, said in order for his party to defeat governing Liberals, lead by Justin Trudeau, in 2019, the Conservatives will need what he called an “authentic” leader who puts forward bold, conservative ideas and defends them with passion and conviction.

“Ideas that respect the Constitution and allow true interprovincial trade,” said Albas

“Maxime Bernier has those ideas and will be the next Conservative prime minister,” he predicted.


Just Posted

Accident reported at Hwy 97C exit

Police was searching a nearby field but left after 30 minutes

Get rid of the kids for spring break

Check out the Okanagan Heritage Museum and Kelowna Art Gallery

Truck destroyed by fire in West Kelowna

A fire destroyed a truck at Wheel’s Truck Parts Friday

Central Okanagan MLAs plan public meeting on new B.C. taxes

Speculation Tax and Employer Health Tax will be the subject of panel discussion in Kelowna March 25

Sally Ann in Kelowna looking for emergency team volunteers

Information session planned for April 5 at the organization’s Community Church

What’s happening

Find out what events are taking place this weekend in the Okanagan and Shuswap

Salmon Arm community cheers on Natalie Wilkie as she wins first gold medal

Local skier tops the podium in 7.5km race at the PyeongChang Paralympics

Experts: Society has a role in trying to prevent domestic violence

Experts are speaking out following the murder of a woman and her son in Ontario

Northern lights chasers in Canada discover new type named ‘Steve’

Phenomenon linked to a powerful current created by charged particles in Earth’s upper atmosphere

Progress on fixing Phoenix pay system backlog could be short-lived: Ottawa

Feds have said they won’t try to recover money overpaid until all outstanding issues are fixed

Correction: Museum fashion tour to be held Saturday

A mistake was in Wednesday’s edition of the newspaper incorrectly stating a different day

How to keep local news visible in your Facebook feed

Facebook has changed the news feed to emphasize personal connections. You might see less news.

Washington state backs B.C. in pipeline dispute

Governor Jay Inslee says he is ‘allied’ with the province on Trans Mountain expansion projection

SAY WHAT? Readers weigh in on high-speed rail to U.S.

B.C. to contribute $300,000 to a million-dollar business study on the proposed project

Most Read