Letter: What happened to the B.C. Conservative Party?

It’s time for the BC Conservative Party to get its act together and present an alternative to the current government in 2017.

To the editor:

With the mounting scandals facing the provincial government these days, one has to wonder what ever happened to the BC Conservative Party. The last time their Leader, Dan Brooks, issued a press release it was to congratulate Justin Trudeau on his election victory.

We haven’t heard word one about any issues that an opposition party should be taking issue with like the deletion of emails by government officials or the fact that our most vulnerable resource, children in care, are committing suicide while being kept in hotel rooms unbeknownst to government.

With just two years until the next provincial election the only parties that appear in the media are the Liberals and the NDP. Hence the question.

During the last election the BC Conservative Party started out at 23 per cent—a viable alternative to the BC Liberals and the NDP. By the time the election was over the party had slid to just over four per cent as a result of internal fighting. Today one has to question whether the BCCP can even achieve four per cent.

Since the new leader has been elected the membership has declined and constituency associations have collapsed. What have the board and leader done? Well, they developed a new constitution that has created more dissent within the membership. They have not had a review of the party policies and they don’t oppose anything that the governing Liberals have done since being elected.

The BC Conservative Party is mired in debt and the leader is facing a lawsuit that threatens to put the party even further in debt.

We all know what the NDP has done to B.C. in the past and we are scared to death of what will happen if they get back in.

The province needs a realistic and viable alternative to the BC Liberals and at this point it looks like there isn’t one available. It’s time for the BC Conservative Party to get its act together and present an alternative to the current government in 2017.

Doug Machan, Kelowna

 

Just Posted

Lake Country budget approved

Lake Country’s 2018 Operating and Capital Budget was approved Tuesday night

Heavy snowfall for Coquihalla

Kelowna - Snowfall is expected to continue on the highway until Sunday

Serious injuries sustained in Peachland collision

Both drivers were send to hospital yesterday after a head-on collision

Kelowna, Lake Country boarders hit B.C. Games podium

At the Kamloops BC Games, Big White boarders Central Okanagan boarders win medals

Feds provide more financial help for students

Kelowna-Lake Country MP announces changes to student grants program

What’s happening

Check out what is happening this weekend in the Okanagan-Shuswap.

BCHL Today: Cowichan Caps play spoiler and Nanaimo wins 10th straight game

BCHL Today is a (near) daily look at what’s going on around the league and the junior A world.

Federal budget to unveil incentive for 5-week second parent leave: official

Goal behind the measure is to give parents more incentive to share child-rearing responsibilities

Notley says Alberta watching B.C. court bid closely, will get no free ride on it

Alberta Premier Rachel Notley ended the three-week ban on B.C. wine, calming the trade war

Trudeau ends troubled India trip in his comfort zone of hockey and youth

The players, 18-25, came to New Delhi from Ladakhi in northern India, as part of outreach program

OLYMPIC ROUNDUP: Kim Boutin named Canada’s flag bearer for closing ceremony

Two more medals for Canada, including the bronze in men’s hockey

Team Canada’s Dave Duncan apologizes after drunken joyride in Pyeongchang

Duncan, his wife Maja and Canadian technical coach William Raine detained by South Korean police

Czechmate: Canada wins men’s Olympic hockey bronze

Vernon’s Andrew Ebbett scores twice as Canada beats Czech Republic 6-4

Canucks fold 6-3 in first ever trip to Vegas

Daniel Sedin had two points as Canucks fall to the Golden Knights Friday night

Most Read