Former MP backs Skeena Liberal

Mike Scott was a Reform MP for Skeena from 1993 to 2000

A FORMER Member of Parliament for Skeena is backing BC Liberal Carol Leclerc in her run to represent the provincial riding of Skeena.

Mike Scott was first elected in 1993 as part of a Reform party surge in the west and was re-elected in 1997 before deciding not to run again in the 2000 federal election.

“I know her to be a hard-working and passionate advocate for her community,” said Scott of Leclerc.

“This election is really important for the people of Skeena and British Columbia. It’s a choice between out-of-control spending and perpetual budget deficits under Robin Austin and the NDP or fiscal prudence and growing the economy with Carol Leclerc and the BC Liberals. This is why I’m endorsing Carol and the BC Liberals,” he said.

Leclerc said she was grateful for Scott’s support.

Scott is now a businessman in the Terrace area and the principal behind one company, Magnum Road Builders.

He did attempt a return to politics as a Conservative candidate for Skeena in the 2006 federal election but was defeated by incumbent New Democrat Nathan Cullen.

Leclerc has served as Terrace city councillor, a Kitimat-Stikine regional district director and on the executive of the Northwest Regional Hospital District.

Voters go to the polls on voting day May 14 but some people have already cast their ballots in advance polls.