‘Businesses are barely keeping their doors open (some no longer are), families are struggling, municipalities are in trouble financially. We need to get on a course of recovery, not a provincial election’ ~~ Conservative leader Trevor Bolin
The Conservative Party of BC will be carefully watching Premier John Horgan and the NDP, in the coming days, regarding the escalating rumours of a snap election ... that from leader Trevor Bolin, speaking from Ft. St. John, after I asked him earlier today about the party’s preparation for a possible fall election.
“I certainly know why the Premier would consider calling a snap election, and under other circumstances, I (as they Leader of the Conservative Party) would be in favour ... however, now is not the time to play politics”, he stated.
“British Columbians businesses are barely keeping their doors open (some no longer are), families are struggling, municipalities are in trouble financially and we need to get on a course of recovery, not a provincial election”, he continued.
While not indicating any specific numbers, when asked about individuals expressing an interest in running for the party, he stated, “We, as Conservatives, have spent the last month working with candidates for nominations in a variety of communities across the Province, and this will continue”.
Still, he indicated, “I truly hope the Premier will do the right thing and put his dreams of a majority government on hold, and focus on helping British Columbians, not forcing them to the polls.
The Conservative leader then continued, “There is plenty of time for an election in 2021 -- as early as February/March when the byelection for Surrey-White Rock should be held – or next Spring after the people of BC, and businesses, have seen some recovery, after struggling from COVID”.
Whenever the next election is called Bolin is letting it be known his party will be ready.
“Under me, the Conservatives, supported by the great people of British Columbia, are ready to answer the mandate people so very much deserve”.
“Let’s work together to get this Province back on track, add long term jobs, sustainable growth, rein in the taxes we have all been forced to live with the last two decades and ensure prosperity for every British Columbian.”
Still, as for talk of any early election, Conservative leader Trevor Bolin thinks Horgan should to focusing on other things.
“For once, please focus on the people ... not your politics”, he concluded.