NEWS RELEASE · 21st August 2007
Dick Harris, MP
Dick Harris MP for Cariboo-Prince George has named Houston Mayor and Conservative candidate Sharon Smith as the person that residents of Skeena-Bulkley Valley can contact when they have concerns or issues with the federal government.
Harris said, “As Chairman of the BC Caucus of Conservative MPs, I am pleased that Sharon has accepted this role, and I know the constituents of Skeena-Bulkley Valley will derive a huge benefit from having direct contact with government, something that they have not had since 2004.
I and other BC Conservative MPs will work closely with Sharon Smith as she represents constituents of her riding to the government members. It will be a bonus for people of Skeena-Bulkley Valley to have direct representation to the government on so many issues,” continued Harris
Harris concluded, “Having an MP from the fourth party in the House just doesn’t cut it when it comes to actually getting things done for the folks in Skeena-Bulkley Valley . Sharon Smith with her direct government contact will ensure that things DO get done. The Terrace water infrastructure, Smithers Airport expansion, and Houston event center’s new “green” system are just a few examples of what can be accomplished when you have a direct link to government”.
Comment by Glen Robinson on 30th August 2007
I find this to be the lowest denominator in political maneuvering. This is contemptible and beneath any "honourable member" to pull a stunt like this. Mr. Harris should be ashamed. Mr. Harper's team has once again demonstrated that ethics and accountability are words to trot out while in election mode, but once in power, the new bunch is just like the old bunch. Shamefully undemocratic.