British Columbians from all across this great province have said they need a government that will listen, engage and act with a common-sense approach
Several candidates who ran for our Party in last Fall’s provincial election will be on our new executive council this year
Statement from Conservative BC leader Trevor Bolin following this weekend’s Annual General Meeting
On Saturday, Conservatives in BC held their Annual General Meeting, our first on Zoom. It was one which has given us a fresh and rejuvenated board of directors, full of passion and ready to get to work for British Columbians.
I am proud to say that we attracted almost double the voting delegates than in previous years, with ideas flowing from our members on new and amended policies to better represent the people of BC, and a clear mandate going forward to continue upon our success of the last year.
I would like to thank our outgoing President and former interim Leader, Justin Greenwood for his dedication as we plan his new role as Past President, our outgoing Past President, Ryan Warawa, who will be assisting in new capacities, our outgoing treasurer Robert McRudden, who also acted as financial agent, along with our outgoing Directors at Large.
Several candidates who ran for our Party in last Fall’s provincial election will be on our new executive council this year. They include new Party President Kyle Delfing (Vernon Monashee), Darryl Seres (Boundary-Similkameen) who returns as Vice President, along with Erik Gretland (Vancouver-False Creek) who takes on the role of Treasurer. Heidi Klien becomes the new Secretary and we will have both new and returning members taking on their roles as Directors at Large.
We have heard from British Columbians from all across this great province that they need, and demand, a government that will listen, engage, and act with a common-sense approach, working with people as we represent them and their needs.
The following are a small selection of policies which were debated and approved at this weekends AGM (sections noted in italics have been added).
Article 1 – Guiding Principles (section 1.6)
We believe in:
- the individual pursuit of health and happiness;
- a competitive free enterprise system as the basis for economic prosperity and growth unimpeded by unwarranted regulation(s);
- protection and management of our environment and natural resources to optimize benefits now and into the future;
- a rigorous system of law and order that also focuses respects on the rights of victims and optimizes deterrants;
- sustainable effective and efficient management of a patient-centered health care system;
- access to student-focused education that also promotes provides opportunity for academic excellence student success;
- protection of the rights and freedoms of individual British Columbians;
- inter-Provincial “Free Trade” across Canada.
Section 7: The Environment (NEW policy added to this section)
A Conservative Party of British Columbia government will implement a Made in BC solution to stop the export of Canadian plastic waste from being dumped or landfilled in foreign countries.
Article 19.1: Immigration (replaces former section)
The Conservative Party of British Columbia will create a BC Best immigration policy, that ensures the economic values are prioritized.
The CPBC party will initiate a transparent process to review and recommend practices that will contribute to the prosperity of BC.
Specifically, this process will review sector specific requirements, skilled labour requirements, assisting businesses in identifying labour objectives and needs, fast tracking skilled and professional sectors (ie. Nurses, engineers, etc. ) to obtain qualifications related to their field of expertise.