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BC Conservative Leader Demands Clarity, Supermajority and 60% in Referendum

Interim BC Conservative Party Leader Scott Anderson questions NDP-Green pact's referendum plans to change B.C.’s voting system, and demands clarity and a fair and transparent process.

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BC Conservative Leader Condemns BC Liberal Attack on Canadian Democracy

Interim BC Conservative Party Leader Scott Anderson condemns the BC Liberal party's use of the term "illegitimate government" in reference to the NDP government of British Columbia.

In a video released on Twitter two days ago, Greg Kyllo, BC Liberal MLA for the Shuswap Riding, referred twice to the current NDP government as "illegitimate." Rich Coleman, interim leader of the BC Liberal Party subsequently retweeted the video.

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BC Conservatives Call for Education, Entrepreneurship with Cannabis Distribution

Scott Anderson, interim leader of the BC Conservative Party, today demanded that the NDP government include both education on the dangers of cannabis, and private sector involvement in the cannabis distribution system.

Bills C-45 and C-46, introduced by the federal Liberal government, will legalize cannabis for recreational use effective July 1, 2018. It is left to the provinces to decide the details of distribution.

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BC Conservatives Officially Endorse Kerry-Lynne Findlay

BC Conservative Party Interim Leader Scott Anderson today issued the following statement on the federal by-election in South Surrey-White Rock:

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BC Conservatives Support Reforming ICBC


The BC Conservative Party supports reforming the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia (ICBC) in order to reduce insurance rates for BC drivers.

Over years of mismanaging ICBC, the Liberals raided the crown corporation repeatedly in order to tell British Colombians that they had balanced the province’s budget. A recent report by Ernst & Young found that the average driver in B.C. may need to pay almost $2,000 in annual total premiums for auto insurance by 2019, an increase of 30 per cent over today’s rates. ICBC itself indicated that rates would need to increase by 42 per cent over the next five years to make up for expenses. Even now BC drivers pay the highest insurance premiums in Canada.

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Remembrance Day Statement

November 11, 2017
Vernon, BC

BC Conservative Party Interim Leader Scott Anderson today issued the following statement on Remembrance Day:Poppy.png

"99 years ago today, at 11 am, the guns fell silent across the western front and the carnage of war ended, at least for a while. It is that moment in time, the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month, that we set aside each year to mourn and remember the lives shattered and lost in service to their country, then and in the wars that followed."

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BC Conservatives Support Referendum on Electoral Reform

The BC Conservative Party supports the right of all British Columbians to decide how their Members of the Legislative Assembly are elected.

“The government cannot make a fundamental change to the way British Columbians elect their provincial representatives without bringing that change forward in a referendum,” said Interim Conservative Leader Scott Anderson. "The people of BC must be the ones to decide how they are governed."

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BC Conservatives Support Completion of Site C

VERNON - The British Columbia Conservative Party calls for the completion of the Site C hydro project in light of the B.C. Utilities Commission (BCUC) report released yesterday.

The report presented three possible options: suspend, cancel, or proceed with the project, but failed to make a recommendation.

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A Message from the Interim Leader

I was deeply honoured to be offered the interim leadership of the British Columbia Conservative Party following the party's Annual General Meeting in September. It is with great humility that I accepted the role, and in keeping with the intent of our party constitution, I will not be seeking the elected leadership of the party in 2018. 

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BC Conservatives Support Rideshare and Call for a Pilot Project

The British Columbia Conservative Party supports ridesharing in BC, and urges the NDP to table ridesharing legislation by the end of the year, as promised. The party also suggests a pilot project immediately.

"Ridesharing legislation is long overdue in BC," said Interim party leader Scott Anderson. "It's time to let people decide if they will support this innovation in transportation."

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