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 ...
Why is BC Liberal political hack still on Kwantlen board? Patronage appointee was financial agent for Falcon, Polak and Fassbender Gordon Schoberg’s continued presence on the board of governors at Kwantlen Polytechnic University offers sad testimony to Premier Christy Clark’s woeful ethical standards, according to Dan Brooks, Leader of the BC Conservative Party. “I understand the BC Liberals’ desire to reward party workers like Mr. […]
B.C.’s Record-high Debt Shows Clark Taking Province in Wrong Direction – Brooks KAMLOOPS BC: Dan Brooks, Leader of the BC Conservatives, said today that the Public Accounts for 2013/14, released this morning in Victoria, demonstrate conclusively that British Columbia’s finances have deteriorated badly under Premier Christy Clark. ”When Christy Clark moved into the Premier’s office in the spring of 2011, B.C.’s total provincial debt represented 88.5 per […]
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Liberal patronage appointees tarnish B.C.’s post-secondary institutions – Brooks Dan Brooks, Leader of the BC Conservatives, said today that Premier Christy Clark should immediately end her government’s practice of appointing Liberal friends and insiders to the boards of governors at B.C.’s universities, colleges and institutes. Brooks also released a partial, non-exhaustive list of Liberals currently sitting on post-secondary boards courtesy of Clark appointments. In […]