Victoria – Premier Christy Clark issued the following statement following yesterday’s elections in the United States of America:

“On behalf of British Columbia, I would like to congratulate President-elect Donald J. Trump, as well as Governor Jay Inslee in Washington State, Senator Lisa Murkowski in Alaska, and everyone else who pursued elected office.

“The United States is a close friend and partner of British Columbia. Alongside the Government of Canada, we will work diligently and with determination to ensure we protect and grow the relationship that is crucial to working families in our province on issues like free trade and a new softwood lumber agreement.

“As well, we should recognize Secretary Hillary Clinton’s historic run. For the first time, a woman has contested the presidency for one of the two major political parties – a significant and important signal to the millions of women and girls around the globe who saw it happen, in real time.”

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