Clark, Coleman ready to fight

Premier speaks at Coleman appreciation barbecue in Langley

B.C. Premier Christy Clark spoke at Fort Langley-Aldergrove MLA Rich Coleman’s appreciation barbecue in Langley on Sunday.

The next provincial election isn’t until May 14, 2013, but that isn’t stopping Premier Christy Clark and her deputy, Rich Coleman, from full-fledged preparations.

Coleman, who is the BC Liberals’ campaign chair, invited Clark to his annual supporters’ appreciation barbecue at the farm of Dixie and Roy Jacobson on Sunday, and she was the centre of attention for most of the 600 or so in attendance.

Both emphasized the election readiness of the BC Liberals and the fight they expect with the NDP, who have been leading in opinion polls for many months.

“We are well-positioned and ready to go,” Coleman said.

“I urge you to look past the fluff of what the media says and look at the person. She deserves to be elected as premier in 2013.”

“Our coalition believes in one thing — the power of free enterprise,” said Clark.

“The power of a thriving private enterprise economy lifts everybody up. It makes sure our kids have opportunity.

“No one reminds us of that better in caucus than Rich Coleman.

“To him I say, ‘Big guy, you’ve really made a difference,’” she said.

Clark acknowledged that it’s a “hard job” as premier, and “unrewarding a lot of the time.

“You get beat up every day.”

She said she tried to weigh the risks and rewards as she considered running for the Liberal leadership in 2011, but said ultimately she thought of the example she was setting for her son.

“What kind of example was I setting if I run away from a challenge?

“That ultimately was the reason I decided to run.”

Just Posted

VIDEO: Langley farm transforms to fantasy world

Filmmakers create short film with ‘tones of Lord of the Rings, but less fantastical and more gritty’

Fatal crash likely result of a ‘medical event,’ Langley RCMP say

Woman, 77, died following low-speed single vehicle crash

Councillors seek share of Langley City casino funds for Township

The City earned more than $7 million in casino revenue last year

Zoo donates $31K to endangered wildlife, some in Fraser Valley

In Sept., the Zoo will host its inaugural Turtle Dash to get the community moving for conservation

Man exposes himself to victim in Langley clothing store

Police have released a surveillance image of the suspect

VIDEO: Driver doing laps in busy Vancouver intersections nets charges

Toyota Camry spotted doing laps in intersection, driving towards pedestrians

B.C. Ferries vessel breaks down right before long weekend

Horseshoe Bay-Langdale route impacted most, revised schedule adds 4 a.m. sailings

Every situation is different, jurors hear at coroners inquest into Oak Bay teen’s overdose death

Pediatrician says involuntary treatment necessary following overdose, opioid use

RCMP across Canada to soon unionize, according to B.C. mayor

A spokeswoman for RCMP headquarters in Ottawa says it’s not yet a done deal

Explicit sex-ed guide for adults mistakenly given to Creston elementary students

The booklet clearly states online and inside that the guide contains sexually explicit information

Driver has $240K McLaren impounded minutes after buying it in West Vancouver

Officers clocked the car travelling at 160 km/h along Highway 1 in a 90 km/h zone

Former Vernon Judo coach pleads guilty to child pornography charges

Bryan Jeffrey McLachlan is set to return to court Sept. 4 for sentencing

B.C. Olympic skier sues Alpine Canada after coach’s sex offences

Bertrand Charest was convicted in 2017 on 37 charges

Most Read