Former transportation minister Todd Stone enters B.C. Liberal leadership race
October 10, 2017
Former transportation minister Todd Stone has joined the race to lead the B.C. Liberal Party.
The Kamloops-South Thompson MLA, who serves as his party’s municipal affairs critic, said while he was proud of his party’s many economic accomplishments while in government, it learned some “tough lessons” in the last election and “true leadership” means recognizing that.
“It is time for a leader with a fresh perspective who will listen to families, listen to small businesses, listen to communities and then act on what they’ve heard to make life better,” he said.
In announcing his entry, Stone called for a “major” expansion of childcare and early childhood education, better support for people caring for relatives with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia and for more mental health services.