NEWS RELEASE: Vancouver Fire Fighters Endorse Jennifer Clarke in Vancouver Centre

Vancouver, BC – Vancouver Fire Fighters (International Association of Fire Fighters, Union Local 18) announced today that they have endorsed Conservative candidate Jennifer Clarke in the riding of Vancouver Centre.  In a message sent to all Vancouver Fire Fighters they said, “We know how important it is to have a voice in Ottawa.”  Further, their statement said that, “When Fire Fighters endorse a candidate; it is because that candidate has shown they are supportive of Public Safety issues and the safety concerns of all Fire Fighters.”

In their public endorsement, Vancouver Fire Fighters stated that “in Vancouver Centre we believe that our endorsed candidate will be there to Vote for our issues.”

Jennifer Clarke responded to the news of the endorsement saying, “I am honoured to have the support of our Fire Fighters and to know that support springs from our shared commitment to public safety issues in Vancouver and across Canada – issues which must have a voice at the Government table. Public safety is a priority of a Conservative government as our voting record has demonstrated.”

Clarke commented on the next phase of Canada’s Economic Action Plan and the announcement by Prime Minister Stephen Harper that a majority Conservative Government would establish a Volunteer Firefighters Tax Credit of $3,000 per year for volunteer Fire Fighters.  She said that “this was included in Budget 2011 after consultation with a number of organizations including the Canadian Association of Fire Chiefs.”

“It’s time that the people of Vancouver Centre had someone in Ottawa that they can trust to be there in person to represent their views and needs and it’s time that the heart of our great City had a strong voice in Ottawa, someone that is taken seriously and who will work hard for all of her constituents”, said Clarke.

The Vancouver Fire Fighters have joined other community leaders in endorsing Jennifer Clarke:

To view the Vancouver Fire Fighters’ letter of endorsement, please click here.


For more information contact:

Robin Wilson


Authorized by the Official Agent for the Jennifer Clarke Campaign.

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