From these builders the torch has been passed to us to keep B.C. strong, today and for future generations.

But risk is all around us: A weak global economy, the rising tide of protectionism in the United States and in Europe.

We must stand strong on our principles of open and fair trade. For all British Columbians, and especially the 60,000 workers in our forestry sector,

On softwood lumber or any other matter, standing up for British Columbians requires standing upon principles clearly and consistently:

Live within our means; grow the economy, not the size of government; believe in our citizens, not dogmas, doctrines or ideologies; create jobs so that British Columbians can build a future; and protect this magnificent place we call home for future generations.

Principles are brought to life with a plan.