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Getting to know Conservative Party of BC leader Trevor Bolin – Part 2

The following is the second in a series, from the Conservative Party of British Columbia, on their leader, Trevor Bolin

 

A look back at BC's
Conservative Party
leader, Trevor Bolin


 

Question- a) Why Politics? b) What started your passion for getting involved and how old were you?

 

Trevor - This was my very first campaign picture. It was the summer of 2008 and I would have been about 28. That’s on 100th avenue in downtown Fort St John looking West.

 

I started politics for the same reason I started my first business at 20 years old. I firmly believed then, as I do now twenty years later, that I can make a difference in my community ... in my province ... and in people’s lives.

 

 

Question - You were 28 years old, now 40 and going into your 13th consecutive year as a Councilman, what has kept you running for that same position?

 

Trevor - I have often said politicians have expiry dates, and you don’t have to look hard to see them. I believe when a politician stops listening to the people that are elected to represent, they need to retire.

 

In municipal politics, it is about the people, it’s not about pensions and titles or the afterworld of the next best.  It’s about running into someone at SaveOn Foods and hearing how they loved something that Council or the city has done. It’s about being able to reduce costs to citizens, enhance resident’s quality of life and truly stand up for what you believe in.

 

We need to bring that same transparency and openness to the provincial government.

 

 

Good leaders never forget its people that put them in a position based on trust. When that trust is gone or forgotten after many broken promises, so is that position. Politicians need to always be accountable, and always remember who they are fortunate to represent ... not just at election time.” ~~ Trevor Bolin

 

 

Question - The big question on our minds is we are not far from a provincial election. What can we expect from the CPBC (Conservative Party of BC)?

 

Trevor - I heard today that media outlets are predicting the Premier may call an election this fall. We often hear this a year out, but until the writ drops, it doesn’t mean much. Nonetheless, when the election is called, people in B.C. will find the CPBC ready.

 

We will be backed by stellar candidates across the province (currently working on announcing 25 candidate nominations in different ridings), and the grass roots policies and platforms that people expect from a party represented by the people, for the people of BC.

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