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Posted: October 22, 2021

BC Liberal leadership hopeful in Invermere

Michael Lee, MLA for Vancouver-Langar and one of six people vying to be leader of the BC Liberal Party, is connecting with community members on a campaign tour that hits Invermere today (Friday, October 22).

Lee (pictured above) will be at the Columbia Valley Chamber of Commerce from 3:30-4:30 p.m.

“Michael’s campaign is focused on restoring the trust of British Columbians in the BC Liberal Party by leading with integrity, truly listening, and uniting the party. During his travels, Michael will be looking for new ideas and fresh perspectives,” a media brief said.

Before entering politics and prior to his election as a MLA in 2017, Lee was a prominent business lawyer in Vancouver, where he worked for 20 years with forestry, mining, energy, and technology companies across B.C.

He also has a strong record of community service for over 30 years, including with social service, educational, and children and youth organizations. A son of immigrants, Michael was born and raised in Vancouver. He and his wife Christina have three young adult children.

After recently participating in the first BC Liberal Party leadership debate, where Michael Lee presented his vision to rebuild the party, he is travelling across B.C. to keep the conversation going as the campaign heats up this Fall ahead of the December membership cut-off and February vote.

Lee will also be stopping in Golden and Revelstoke on Saturday, October 23.

He will be at the Island Restaurant in Golden from 10 -11:30 a.m. and at Revelstoke’s Zalas Pizza & Steakhouse from 4:30-6 p.m.

Kevin Falcon speaks to a gathering at Cranbrook’s Idlewild Park last summer. e-KNOW file photo

Also running for BC Liberal Party leader are Gavin Dew, Kevin Falcon, Val Litwin, Ellis Ross and Renee Merrifield.

Kevin Falcon returned to the Kootenays last week ( October 18 – 20).

Falcon met with BC Liberal members in Nelson, Creston, Trail, Castlegar, and Cranbrook, with former BC Liberal cabinet minister Bill Bennett, who has endorsed Falcon to be the next leader of the BC Liberals.

Falcon, who believes the party needs a name change to separate itself from the perception of being tied to the federal Liberal Party, toured the region with Bennett last summer.

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