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Leadership Candidates: Roots Message and Year Grip

leadership candidates: We have to build on the past, Wilkinson said Sunday, according to Metro News. We've got the heritage of having put together the values that have led to success in the past. Wilkinson's old-school, stick to our roots message carried the day Saturday as he defeated five other candidates, including newcomers Dianne Watts and Michael Lee, who called for massive changes. Those are things to build upon not to discard. But he also said leadership candidates who called on the party to widen its support must also be heard after the Liberals lost its 16-year grip on power last year. Wilkinson, 60, a doctor, lawyer and Rhodes Scholar, said the Liberals must unite and never forget the achievements of Clark and Campbell. ( As reported in the news.