Mr. Stan Wilbee (Delta):
Madam Speaker, as chairman of the B.C. caucus I am delighted to congratulate the soon to be 19th Prime Minister of Canada.
Not only is Kim Campbell the first woman to hold that position, but she is also the first person born in British Columbia to hold the highest elected office in the country. I am sure all British Columbians and all Canadians will wish her well in her new office. We know that all of Canada will benefit and prosper under her leadership.
At the same time I would like to congratulate all the other candidates for their outstanding contributions to the campaign and, more important, to Canada.
I would particularly like to express my appreciation to the hon. Jean Charest for his excellent campaign. I am looking forward to the major contributions that he will no doubt make in Canada's future. A great future for Canada is assured with quality people like those who participated in our leadership race these past few months.
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