Tomorrow, Health Services Minister Kevin Falcon will announce he's running to succeed Gordon Campbell as leader of the provincial Liberals. During that announcement, a source close to the campaign has told Public Eye Mr. Falcon will sell himself as a "new generation" candidate and the most likely in the field to hold British Columbia's governing political party together - bridging the rural/urban and big-C Conservative/big-L Liberal divides. He will also discuss how his experiences as health services minister and a new father have changed his perception of the public service - a move meant to soften his hard-edged reputation. And he'll push three principle policy themes: leveraging British Columbia's assets, preparing our children for the future and building health families. Around ten MLAs are expected to attend the campaign launch in support of Mr. Falcon.
November 29, 2010