The British Columbia Conservative Party is a political party in British Columbia, Canada. First elected as the government in 1903, the party went into decline after 1933. In May 2011, a leadership convention acclaimed former Conservative MP John Cummins leader of the party.
Increase in support and new leadership (2010–present)
At its annual general meeting on September 26, 2009, the party elected a new executive and re-elected Wayne McGrath as president. In 2010, the party formed an advisory committee that included, chairman Randy White, Brian Peckford, Rita Johnston, Jim Hart and John Cummins.
At the end of 2010, the party had the support of 8% of votes according to opinion polls, had approximately 2,000 members, up from 300 in June of that year, and had constituency ...
B.C. Liberals and New Democrats have traded fire over the impending abolition of the long-gun registry.
The exchange was triggered by the filing of a private member’s motion by Eric Foster, B.C. Liberal MLA for Vernon-Monashee, which expresses support for the federal Conservative government’s move to scrap the registry.
According to the former political-science professor, B.C. Liberals were “trying to drive a wedge…on the presumption that most of the [B.C.] NDP would be in favour of the gun registry”. Ruff told the Straight in a phone interview that the ...
B.C. should defer the restrictions it’s placed on the sale of incandescent light bulbs, says the leader of the provincial Conservative Party.
John Cummins says the B.C. Liberal government has, “jumped the gun and ignored legitimate concerns,” about the more energy-efficient compact fluorescent lamp bulb, or CFL.
In a release Wednesday, Cummins said the concerns include, “poor quality lighting making reading difficult for seniors and the tendency of CFL bulbs to trigger migraines.”
He said a BC Conservative government would defer the ban on incandescent light ...
VICTORIA (NEWS1130) - Now we know why the BC Liberals are running attack ads against Conservative Party leader John Cummins. A public opinion poll shows the Conservatives are making major gains at the Liberals' expense. The poll shows Liberal support plummeting from 43 to 31 percent and Tory support climbing from 5 to 18 percent. That's the highest the Conservatives have been. The NDP is up slightly to 40 percent, giving them a healthy 9 point lead over the Liberals. But Mario Canseco with Angus Reid says Premier Christy Clark still has one thing going for her. "A lot of people don't ...
BC Conservative Party in Turmoil? This is what you are expected to believe based on the media reports but it goes a lot deeper than this. The issue here is very simple. The people that have been brought into the BC Conservative Party are from … Continue reading →
Dan Brooks announces candidacy for Leader of the BC Conservatives KAMLOOPS, B.C., SEPT. 12, 2013 – Dan Brooks today announced his candidacy to become the new Leader of the BC Conservative Party. “I am proud to declare that I am seeking to win election as the Leader of the BC Conservatives,” said Brooks. “I was born in B.C.’s North, I am raising my family in more »The post Dan Brooks announces candidacy for Leader of the BC Conservatives appeared first on BC Conservatives.
2013 Policy & Bylaw ammendments The proposed policy and bylaw amendments are now available for viewing. You can find them in the “Our Policies” section.The post 2013 Policy & Bylaw ammendments appeared first on BC Conservatives.
Rick Peterson launches Leadership Campaign for BC Conservative Party VANCOUVER — Today, Vancouver business man Rick Peterson launched his bid for the leadership of the BC Conservative Party. Surrounded by his supporters, Peterson kicked off his campaign with a speech focused on tax fairness, accountability and a clear vision for the future of the BC Conservative Party and Conservative movement in British Columbia “As a BC more »The post Rick Peterson launches Leadership Campaign for BC Conservative Party appeared first on BC Conservatives.