As the MLA for Peace River South in a new BC Liberal government, Mike Bernier has committed to opening a second constituency office to better serve the western area of the riding.
The office would be located in Chetwynd. Exact location and hours of operation would be determined at a later date.
“During my travel during this election campaign, I have realized that having an office location in the western part of the riding will be important to best serving all the constituents of Peace River South,” said Bernier. “For a resident of Chetwynd, or Lemoray, or Garbitt, or West Moberly, or Saulteau to travel to Dawson Creek to discuss a matter of importance with his or her MLA, that can be a significant investment of time and money. Establishing an office in Chetwynd will help reduce obstacles for residents to access their provincial government.”
The Peace River South riding is the eleventh largest in British Columbia, and stretches from near Taylor in the north, to the Alberta boundary in the east, to Kakwa Provincial Park in the south, to the Pine Lemorary Provincial Park west of Chetwynd.
Bernier is the BC Liberal candidate in the Peace River South riding. On April 18, he hosted a visit to the region from Premier Christy Clark, where Clark announced her government would extend the Fair Share funding agreement until 2030.
Bernier has also committed to working on programs that ensure the province has a “BC First” policy when hiring companies and employees for work, and that policies are in place that allow further growth in the mining, forestry and agriculture sectors, along with other technologies to ensure a range of diverse opportunities in the Peace region.