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“I am a Canadian, free to speak without fear, free to worship in my own way, free to stand for what I think right, free to oppose what I believe wrong, or free to choose those who shall govern my country. This heritage of freedom I pledge to uphold for myself and all mankind.” ~~ John G. Diefenbaker

WARAWA When we are united together as Conservatives, we are stronger

BC Conservative Party
Leader Ryan Warawa

A message from BC Conservative Party President, Ryan Warawa:

Season’s greetings! I hope you are having a wonderful holiday season with your friends and family. I am writing you to give you some important updates on the BC Conservative Party.

Annual General Meeting

The Party held a successful Annual General Meeting at the Sandman Hotel and Suites in Kelowna on November 24th. A revised Constitution and By-laws was adopted, and a number of new policies were passed. To read a press release about our new School Choice policy, please visit the link here.

I am also happy to announce that the following individuals were elected to the 2018-2019 Board of Directors at our 2018 AGM:

  • President: Ryan Warawa
  • Vice President: Jeff Bridge
  • Treasurer: Bob Bray
  • Secretary: Glen Chernen
  • Directors at Large: Gurjinder Bains, Justin Greenwood, Darryl Seres, Christopher Wilson and Matthew Breeden

Nanaimo By-election
With former MLA Leonard Krog having resigned to become the new Mayor of Nanaimo, Premier John Horgan must call a by-election in Nanaimo over the coming months.

The Party has opened up nominations for prospective candidates to apply to run as a BC Conservative in Nanaimo. If you are interested in running for the nomination, you may request a Candidate Application Package by emailing

Applications will be accepted until December 31, 2018, and prospective candidates will be reviewed by the Party’s Candidate Selection Committee. The Board of Directors will then meet to appoint the Party’s candidate in Nanaimo. We anticipate announcing our Conservative candidate for Nanaimo in early January 2019.

Did you know that the only riding in British Columbia to elect a Conservative in the 1953 provincial election was Nanaimo? With your help, we can work to elect another Conservative MLA in Nanaimo! Please make a donation today in order to assist our Nanaimo campaign. If you can volunteer on the campaign, please sign up online here.

2019 Leadership Race
The 2019 Leadership Race opened up on October 29, 2018, and several prospective leadership candidates have requested leadership application packages. If you are interested in running for Leader, and would like to request an application package, please visit and fill out the form online.

A number of BC Conservative members and supporters have requested that the Party reconsider the timing of the 2019 Leadership Race. The new Board of Directors has listened to your feedback, and we have moved the leadership race timeline forward by two weeks. The new deadline to apply for leader is January 8, 2019, and the leadership convention will be held on March 9, 2019. The convention will continue to be held at the Hotel Grand Pacific in Victoria.

With the revised leadership race timeline, it will allow our prospective candidates to focus on spending the holidays with their families, plus solicit contributions from supporters over two calendar years. Additionally, it will ensure that the leadership race application deadline is after results of the referendum on electoral reform are known.

Strength and Unity
When we are united together as Conservatives, we are stronger. Please help the Party end 2018 in a position to capitalize on success in 2019!  If this is your first contribution in 2018, a $100 donation will only cost you $25 after your tax credit. If you can make a contribution today, please visit

I wish you and your loved ones a very Merry Christmas, and all the best for 2019!

Ryan Warawa
BC Conservative Party


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