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My name is Michael Lee. I’m the son of
immigrants, a dedicated father and husband, and a proud BC Liberal. I have
spent my career working to create solutions in communities, including working
with youth-at-risk, social service and family organizations.
These are some of my ideas to broaden the
appeal of our party. They could have easily been incorporated into our
pre-election platform, and still have enabled us to pay down $1.9 billion in
debt. But this isn’t the final word. Because our party isn’t a one-person show.
My intention is to incorporate this along with
great ideas from our other candidates, our caucus and our party to develop a
future Campaign Platform that will truly broaden our appeal across the province
and convince British Columbians that we’re the best choice.
During this leadership
campaign, my objective has been to:
● Bring a balanced approach to our party and province
● View all policy through the lens of affordability
party’s appeal to win the next election
I believe we need to approach politics in a
new way. We need to get past false choices between the economy, the
environment, social programs, infrastructure. We need them all. We can’t pick
They are all interconnected.
And we need to stop pretending hidden and extra fees and charges don't
affect people, and stop thinking in terms of right and left, urban and
That’s why we need to broaden our appeal as a party – not just to win
the next election, but to build a party where all British Columbians see a
reflection of themselves and their values. A party that articulates the unique
way British Columbians see the world.
To me, that means being inclusive. It means being open and welcoming.
It means reaching out to all British Columbians, from the newest arrivals, to
As a party and as a province, we can’t let ourselves be divided. To
succeed as a province, we need to work together.
I hope you’ll join me.