Vernon-Monashee: Liberal Eric Foster

Vernon- Monashee Liberal candidate Eric Foster gives his perspective on issues in the riding.

  • Apr. 26, 2017 6:00 a.m.

Born and raised in Nova Scotia Eric Foster became a Registered Forestry Technician after attending UNB.

He moved to BC in 1982 ,met his wife Janice and settled in Lumby. He volunteered with Lumby Fire Department, RCMP Auxiliary, Lumby Lions Club and Lumby Curling Club.

The Liberal candidate was elected to Lumby Council in 1985 and served for 16 years as Councillor, Mayor and NORD chair. He is past director for the North Okanagan Community Futures Development Corporation and the Community Foundation of the North Okanagan.

Foster taught in the Forestry program at Charles Bloom from 1995 to 2009 when he was elected as Vernon Monashee MLA.

Re-elected in 2013, he became the Government Caucus Whip and served on the Environment and Land Use Committee as well as the Select Standing Committee (SSC) of Finance and Government Services and the Legislative Management Committee.

Key priorities for Foster in the Vernon-Monashee riding include housing, healthcare, education, senior’s services, children’s services, jobs and infrastructure.

Today’s BC Liberals have a clear plan to maintain a strong economy to ensure continued deliver on these priorities. For eight years, Eric has been a strong voice in Victoria and has delivered over $200 million for infrastructure. While proud of the accomplishments to date, Eric acknowledges there is still more work to be done.

A commitment to public service is why Foster is running again.

Moving forward, he will continue to bring people together, support small business growth, attract new tourism opportunities, invest in local arts and culture, green transportation, and new infrastructure programs like never before.

For more information on Liberal candidate Eric Foster click here.

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