A familiar face to this region has thrown his hat into the BC Liberal leadership ring. Mike de Jong made a stop in Prince George today after joining the likes of Mike Bernier, Sam Sullivan, Dianne Watts and Andrew Wilkinson in a bid to become the next leader of the BC Liberal party. The race also includes Terrace business woman, and MLA Michael Lee.
de Jong has held several cabinet positions in former Liberal governments including Forests Minister and most recently, Finance Minister. He is the first of the candidates to visit Prince George in the leadership campaign.
He says he understands British Columbians wanted change. As leader, he promises to continue the Liberal history of fiscal responsibility.