this morning I received an email, from a political friend and former BC
Conservative Party colleague, asking, "... what happened in Richmond
As two people have now said to me, "It's the same old gang, just different front
men. Very, very sad. And disappointing." ... and ... "Absolutely a
disaster. Board slate totally successful. President some retired ex-police
officer friend of Ian MacDonald. Party is done. Division remains."
I suppose that those at the helm of the BC Conservative
Party for the past year, and those now running the show, are pleased with the
results. As for me however, I am personally very disappointed, and numb.
The results, in my opinion, will only continue the decline
of the Party, as no change in direction appears to be on the horizon any time soon. As this letter sent to the BC Conservative
Party (and copied to me) shows, the few remaining members will continue to walk
away from the party. And for the record,…
In a post
a week ago, I included the following phrase; "...the
concept of fiduciary trust and adherence to high ethical standards is not an
optional requirement of a public organization incorporated under the Societies
Act. It is a legal requirement as well as a moral imperative."
I wish I could claim it as my own, however it was a friend who provided it too
Today, I repeat it once more, on the eve of the BC Conservative
Party AGM, which will be held tomorrow in Richmond. Over the past several months I have written
on concerns that I, and others have had, with regards to a failure by the
current Board to be open and transparent, and to move the BC Conservatives
forward in a positive light that clearly presents an electable option to both
the NDP and the BC Liberals.
Today, I had intended to present a much different post, however a
good friend wisely counseled me saying:
"There will be a new board elected on Saturday
night. If we are lucky, it will be a much more demo…
confusion continues to reign supreme within the BC Conservative Party ... just
days before its Annual General Meeting which takes place this Saturday
(February 20th) in Richmond.
over a week ago I had a brief conversation with the area Regional Director
asking what my status was following an official submission the Current Board
and Executive. That submission pointed
out not just one, but a large number of areas of the Party's Constitution,
which were trampled on when my membership was declined.
nutshell, these included that the: ... concept of fiduciary
trust and adherence to high ethical standards is not an optional requirement of
a public organization incorporated under the Societies Act. It is a legal
requirement as well as a moral imperative.
my discussion with the Regional Director.
I asked him if the Board had reversed its' decision, regarding denial of
my membership application, and was told that all I had to do was reapply and
that it '…
of you have wondered about the TRILLIONS in tax revenue BC was to achieve from
LNG ... the tens of thousands of jobs its would create ... how it would lead to
a debt free BC ... and that we would have the first of 5, no 3 , no heaven only
knows how many ACTUAL LNG plants up and running between 2015 and 2020?
Well here for you are just a FEW of the promises made, and not kept, by the BC
respect to the BC Conservative Party, and to its members, I have held back from
stronger comments I have had around concerns for its future.
NOT ANY MORE. Here and now I will publicly state that a majority (how large or small I
do not know) of the BC Conservative Party Executive and Board do not have a
bloody clue what they are doing.In
fact, they seem hell bent for leather in destroying the last scrap of credibility
it has, small as it may be. This was infinitely
confirmed to me today when I received an email from Dan Denis, a former member,
who in fact spent time as a member of the BC Conservative Executive a few years
back.In it, he stated that upon the
urging of fellow conservatives, he had been encouraged to take out a membership
once again.They response of the Membership
Chair Bob Bray, and by extension the Board and Executive of the Party, was to
refuse it. Dan stated: I have officially been refused
renewal of my membership to the party by way of a written letter signed by B…