MP Says First Priority is to restore trust in government

Fort St. John, B.C. ? Jay Hill told supporters celebrating his fifth consecutive win as the Member of Parliament for Prince George-Peace River tonight, that the victory by the Conservative Party of Canada marks a new, exciting beginning for the entire nation.

?By electing a Conservative government, Canadians have sent a clear message that they want our country to move forward with confidence, pride and vigour,? said Hill. ?Tomorrow is a new beginning for our great country. A new era to rebuild the trust that must exist in a democratic country! The trust between a government and the people.?

Joined by over 100 supporters at a victory celebration at the Northern Grand Inn in Fort St. John, Hill acknowledged that many of them had struggled against seemingly insurmountable odds in the nearly twenty years since the Reform Party of Canada was founded. ?All along the way there were the naysayers, but together, we persevered.?

Hill heaped praise upon all those who ?supported me every step of the way.? Thanking his supporters throughout the huge rural riding for their years of ?keeping the faith?, Hill said, ?You never lost sight of the ultimate goal which always was to change the way we do government in Canada and to bring trust and integrity back to the nation?s capital.?

Hill also expressed his gratitude to the voters of Prince George-Peace River. ?Their continued overwhelming faith in me is a tremendous honour. The interests and views of area residents are what motivates me and I look forward to advancing their concerns from the government side of the House of Commons.?

Hill concluded, ?Along with my Conservative colleagues who were elected or re-elected tonight, and with the leadership of Prime Minister-elect Stephen Harper, we can now begin to put in place the policies, values and ideas we communicated clearly to Canadians during the election campaign. I can?t wait to get started on the goals that we are going to accomplish together on behalf of this country.?