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BC Conservatives Welcome the Results of the Electoral Reform Referendum

VANCOUVER -- The BC Conservative Party welcomes the choice of British Columbians to reject electoral reform and maintain the First Past the Post system. The First Past the Post system has sustained British Columbia’s strong democracy for nearly 150 years.

While some suggested it was parties like the BC Conservatives who had the most to gain from proportional representation, Interim Deputy Leader Justin Greenwood stated, “we firmly believe we will still be a major player in the next election. It is our goal to give British Columbians a true conservative choice on the ballot.”

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BC Conservatives Announce New School Choice Policy

VANCOUVER -- The British Columbia Conservative Party is proud to announce the adoption of a new policy regarding School Choice. During a very successful AGM last month in Kelowna, the BC Conservative party officially adopted a policy of advocating for School Choice in BC.

A BC Conservative Government will introduce a funding formula to provide equal “per student” financing for students attending the same grade as in public schools for traditional, charter schools, and independent schools from K-12.

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BC Conservatives Concerned by CPC President's Anti-Proportional Representation Email

VERNON-The British Columbia Conservative Party is concerned about a recent email written by Scott Lamb, President of the Conservative Party of Canada (CPC), and sent to members of the federal party across British Columbia. The content was a general attack on proportional representation (PR).

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BC Conservatives Say Ridesharing Legislation Misses the Mark

VERNON-The British Columbia Conservative Party originally called for private for-profit ridesharing legislation in October of 2017, along with legislation for other 21st century technological advances.

"Ridesharing legislation is long overdue in BC," said Interim party leader Scott Anderson. "While the rest of the world is embracing this transportation revolution, BC is only now staggering slowly toward legislation on a business model that's been mainstreamed for over a decade in other jurisdictions. This is really unacceptable."

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BC Conservatives: Debate Says More About the Liberals than About Proportional Representation

VERNON- BC Conservative interim Leader Scott Anderson said last night's debate between the BC Liberals and the BC NDP was a pointless display of loudly delivered talking points on the subject of proportional representation (PR), but ironically useful in showing the BC Liberal's true colours.

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BC Conservatives Call for Four Party Debate on Electoral Reform

VERNON –BC Conservative Party interim leader Scott Anderson calls for inclusion in the electoral reform debate on November 8, along with Green Leader Andrew Weaver. Currently, only the NDP and BC Liberals are slated to take part in the debate.

"The debate has gone beyond electoral reform at this point," said Anderson. "With the fear mongering Liberals and the obfuscating NDP, the debate between the two parties will be nothing more than a battle of well worn talking points."

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BC Conservatives Launch Leadership Race

The British Columbia Conservative Party is pleased to announce the launch of its 2019 Leadership Race. The nomination period begins today and ends on December 31.

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Electoral Reform Referendum Info from Justin Greenwood

Interim Deputy Leader Justin Greenwood talks about the upcoming referendum on electoral reform and walks you through the ballot.

BC Conservatives Call for Addictions Treatment, Propose Funding Source

VERNON –The BC Conservative Party calls for a robust province-wide addictions treatment programme, to be paid for by existing taxes.

"Harm reduction as a strategy should be viewed as the first step in a continuum of care that ends with active, abstinence-based recovery," said Scott Anderson, interim leader of the BC Conservative Party. "The current strategy of harm reduction as an end in itself, with half-hearted attempts to supply "treatment" for addicted people who both want it and are able to wait from 48 hours to two weeks to get help, is simply not working."

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BC Conservative Leader Attends CPC Convention

VERNON – Scott Anderson, Interim Leader of the BC Conservative Party, will represent the provincial party as a full voting delegate at the Conservative Party of Canada's (CPC) National Convention in Halifax.

Although the federal and provincial parties are separate entities, Anderson has sought to strengthen ties between the provincial party and the federal party.

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