Liberal MLA candidate Doug Clovechok speaks to members at the Golden Sikh Temple.

Liberal MLA candidate Doug Clovechok speaks to members at the Golden Sikh Temple.

Liberal candidate visits Golden residents

BC Liberal MLA hopeful Doug Clovechok was in Golden on Jan. 6 to meet with members of the Sikh community in Golden.

BC Liberal MLA hopeful Doug Clovechok was in Golden on Jan. 6 to meet with members of the Sikh community in Golden.

“We are in town today to meet with the Golden Sikh community. I was invited to come to the temple today, meet  some of the community and have some good conversations today,” Clovechok said. “This is very personal for me. I am very much about culture. I am a member of the Piikani Nation, a First Nation Blackfoot nation in Alberta. I understand the importance of culture. The BC Liberals have been very supportive of culture and I want to be able to support these people and other groups throughout the riding.”

Since being announced as the Liberal candidate in the upcoming provincial election, Clovechok said he has been travelling throughout the district talking to residents about their concerns.

“It has been really busy. We have been throughout the riding from Kimberley to Revelstoke many times. We have been at fall fairs and we are knocking on doors. We have been very active, and are finding really positive responses,” he said. “With the election coming, I am very proud to be the candidate who supports free enterprise and a strong economy. Our government is creating jobs throughout British Columbia. There are multiple issues going on throughout the riding and we want to spend more time unifying the riding from revelstoke all the way to Kimberley. We have some great ideas and they are being received very well.”

Clovechok also said he believes the people in the riding are ready for a Liberal MLA in Victoria.

“It is really encouraging. With all due respect to the NDP candidate, I think people are looking for someone that will do something. That is one of the messages that we have been hearing. I have been working with a group here in Golden on the causeway island issue. I have been working with the Ministry of Transportation on looking at the Trans-Canada Highway issue. The response has been really positive.”