A FEW WEEKS back I wrote a piece stating that we (small ‘c’ conservatives) really had no choice, if we didn’t want an NDP win in the next election. Outside of having a very strong Independent to vote for, or not voting at all, there was little choice given our option but to vote for the B.C. Liberal candidate in our riding.
Personally, since then, I really haven’t changed my mind, however, a former political ally (John Crocock) from our B.C. Conservative days called to remind me that, “The B.C. Action Party was formed to give British Columbia a positive choice.”
From that conversation I offered him the chance to make his pitch to you … so in John’s words, here is why he is asking for your support for candidates they’ll be running in the May provincial general election.
“Right now, British Columbia only has two choices, terrible, and, worse than terrible.
“The B.C. Liberals can unbelievably fleece British Columbia’s population and get away with it completely. All they have to say is, “Well if you do not like what we do, you will have the scary NDP that would be even worse than us.” The B.C. Action Party is planning to stop this unacceptable situation.
“What the B.C. Action Party wants to stop:
1) British Columbia’s mega projects, costing many times more than comparable projects elsewhere.
2) Questionable sales of British Columbia assets, way below their market value.
3) Keeping volumes and volumes of information to themselves that British Columbians have a right to know.
4) Decisions upon decisions made for friends of the government, not for the best interest of British Columbians.
“We can mention just a few of these that are sadly in these categories:
“B.C. Rail; trying to block the Burrard Street Bridge for Lulu Lemons; the Port Mann Bridge Cost/Tolls etc.; the Vancouver Convention Centre; the future George Massey replacement project; Family Day scheduled a week before the rest of Canada; dubious charges in the (Carbon Tax/MSP/ICBC Rates/Encorp Computer Fees); Pressuring and rewarding corporations for party donations in many different ways.
“The above are just a few of the unacceptable actions that the B.C. Liberals have and are doing to the public. The B.C. Action Party says enough is enough; British Columbians should not have to put up with all this. These actions are making British Columbia into a third world place where the friends of the present government are getting away with a multitude of atrocities at the expense of the pubic. The haves, are their friends, and have-nots are everybody else in the province.
“What the B.C. Action Party Members believes:
“The government of British Columbia must listen to all British Columbians and must be accountable for its actions. It must be a leader in pursuing innovation while maintaining the diversity of the people.
“The goal of making government transparent is very important to us at the B.C. Action Party. This falls in direct contrast to every other major political party in British Columbia, since transparency could (and should) result in criticism, analysis and ultimately judgment in the public forum, However, the B.C. Action Party welcomes that, since all governing decisions should be made for the greater good of the province.
“The B.C. Action Party is a grass roots party, and welcomes everybody, who are saying enough is enough, we have to have a government that represents all of the people in British Columbia not just a small circle of chosen people.
“Please come and join us and check out some of the positive actions we want to introduce to help make our dream of having a responsible government to represent the people of British Columbia.”
And there you have it. If you’d like to find out more about the B.C. Action Party, you can stop by their website by clicking here.
Till next time, I’m Alan Forseth in Kamloops.
Alan Forseth is a Kamloops resident and former member of the Reform Party of Canada, the B.C. Reform Party and the B.C. Conservative Party. His blog is My Thoughts on Politics and More.