Coons thanks North Coast constituents as he announces decision not to run again
PRINCE RUPERT– After two terms serving as North Coast MLA, Gary Coons has decided not to run again.
“I am very honoured to have served the people of the North Coast as their MLA. Getting to know the people of this region and the issues that matter to them has been an incredible learning experience that I will never forget.
“I’d like to thank the people of the North Coast for putting their trust in me. Whether we were working to keep the Skeena River fish farm free, fighting for action to address the Highway of Tears, standing up for the Sacred Headwaters, campaigning to stop the HST, holding firm against the Enbridge pipeline and crude oil tanker traffic, or addressing ferry fares, none of the work I’ve done would have been possible without the support of the people of this region.
“It’s been exciting to work with my North Coast constituents, New Democrat leader Adrian Dix and my colleagues in caucus. I’m proud to be part of such a strong, principled and dedicated team of people who have the best interests of British Columbia at heart, and I’m looking forward to seeing them bring forward positive change in 2013.”