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Doherty gears up for Ottawa, says he’s ready to keep election promises

The Cariboo-Prince George MP-elect says he will be off to Ottawa either Sunday or Monday.

Todd Doherty says he feels there will be a silver lining to start out on the opposition benches along with some challenges.

“We have 4 years to make sure that we’re working collaboratively with those across the floor,” he said.

“I think the biggest challenge for us, is making sure outside of that, what goes on in Ottawa but making sure that we’re connecting with our region, connecting with those in our community, building that trust, and building that trust back with our regional stakeholders.”

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Doherty says the first issue he’ll be taking forth is jobs and economy.

“If you’ve listened to anything that we spoke of over the campaign, it’s making sure that we’re able to bring whatever opportunity we can to our region, making sure we’re prepared, and that we have partnerships in place to face any challenges.”

Doherty says he will be co-sharing an office in Prince George with MP Bob Zimmer and that he’ll have to wait and see what their budget is for if it will be feasible to have an office in other communities.

He says he doesn’t intend on a taking single day off for now, adding he was at the Williams Lake leadership prayer breakfast Friday morning and had later met with the Mayors of Williams Lake and Quesnel as well as First Nations.

His intention is to have representation in the region 1 to 2 days a week, with himself back in the region as much as possible.

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