Premier Christy Clark issued the following statement today on the passing of former Powell River-Sunshine Coast MLA Harold Long:
"It was great sadness that I learned of the death of Harold Long.
"Harold served as an MLA on two separate occasions, and set an example by always working to make his community and province a better place.
"I served with Harold in the Legislature from 2001 to 2005 and will never forget his wise counsel and belief in giving back to British Columbia in ways big and small.
"He embraced life with a great spirit. There were never any strangers when Harold was around. He treated everyone exactly the same - like a friend.
"Harold's family can be immensely proud of all his contributions and his generous nature, both of which touched so many. My thoughts and prayers are with them."
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