Cariboo North MLA Coralee Oakes endorsed Kevin Falcon in a video recorded just outside the BC Legislature. (Kevin Falcon Twitter)

Cariboo North MLA Coralee Oakes endorsed Kevin Falcon in a video recorded just outside the BC Legislature. (Kevin Falcon Twitter)

Cariboo North MLA endorses Kevin Falcon for BC Liberal leadership

Coralee Oakes’ was announced through a video posted to Kevin Falcon’s Twitter page

Coralee Oakes has decided who she is backing in the BC Liberal leadership race.

In a video posted to Kevin Falcon’s twitter account, the Cariboo-North MLA declares she will be supporting Falcon.

Oakes said she chose Falcon for his experience.

“We need somebody in the premier’s office that understands and can work closely with local governments,” she said in her video.

“I believe now more than ever, that we need somebody that has cabinet experience, that has executive experience.”

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Oakes pointed to the recent flooding and wildfire crisises in British Columbia, saying she believes Falcon has the ability to get strong supports for the province from the federal government and better run provincial ministries.

The BC Liberal party leader will be chosen by its members on Feb. 5. Each riding will receive 100 points, and each member will fill out a ranked choice ballot.

Other candidates running in the leadership contest include current MLAs, Michael Lee, Renee Merryfield and Ellis Ross, businessman Gavin Dew and former BC Chambers of Commerce CEO Val Litwin.

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