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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

Over the next 20 days, I plan to present what I’m going to call 20 for 2020

Happy New Year ... and welcome to 2020.  

To start the year off, I plan, over the next three weeks, to present what I’m going to call “20 for 2020” ... ideas which I believe should be implemented by any political party who wishes to govern us.

Some of these will be longer, and some will be shorter.  Five of these ideas are policies which, in large part, have been put forward by the BC's Conservative Party ... many are ideas from my own experiences being involved in BC politics for over two decades ... and some are suggestions from friends and political acquaintances.

While they are numbered, they are random in order, and so they should not be interpreted as being presented in order of importance.

Let’s begin with number one, "Its about You", which is loosely paraphrased from a policy of the BC Conservatives ...  

Those who wish to lead, should acknowledge that government must be about people. 

This is our province, and MLA’s should be responsible for promises made to us. Platforms and policies should reflect, and support, the needs of all British Columbians.

We should have an accountable, transparent, and open government which is led from the bottom up by the people, not dictated from the top down.

And that's the start to "20 for 2020". As these ideas and suggestions are presented, I hope they will cause you to think about how we have been governed, if you feel the needs of the people of BC have had top priority, and at the end, if there are any (I’m sure there will be) that have been overlooked and missed.

Thanks ... and stay tuned for the remainder which will roll out daily.


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