In a work career spanning over 40 years Alan has been involved in the broadcast industry … worked as an independent contractor … in the mining industry … been an advertising and marketing representative for an independent BC tourism websites … and in the mobile phone industry.
He is a former member of the Reform Party of Canada, the BC Reform Party, and the BC Conservative Party. He is currently a member of the Conservative Party of Canada, and returned as a member of the BC Conservative Party in August 2017.
Over the past 25+ years Alan has been part of constituency association boards, volunteered on provincial and federal campaigns, run as a provincial candidate for the BC Reform Party in 1996, managed local and provincial campaigns, and contributed to social media efforts.
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BEN BESLER ... has been active in provincial politics for many years, and offers a colourful perspective to conservative thought.
He is a former Vice President of the BC Conservative Party and Regional Organizer for the successful Fight HST citizens initiative; currently Ben is a a Regional Organizer for the People’s Party of Canada.
I joined the Progressive Conservative Party of Canada when John Diefenbaker was Prime Minister. Over the years since I have actively participated in politics at the civic, provincial and federal levels in several provinces. I was a founding member and participant in the first convention of the Reform Party, and transitioned from Reform, Alliance to the CPC. I have attended many conventions, and spent over 35 years on various riding association boards, and worked on and run several election campaigns.
I am steadfastly conservative although various conservative parties are not. The lust for power tends to overcome adherence to principles, so I am at times critical of conservative party actions.
I strongly believe that the best defense for democracy is an informed electorate. I speak my piece, as I see it, and let the chips fall where they may. Many readers disagree with some of my commentary, which is good, as they are more aware of issues. Those who do some research to prove me wrong, are invaluable, as they in turn guide others to more critical thinking.
My seventh decade is nearly complete, and I still learn new things every day -- education is a lifetime process. Nothing is static and what was accepted convention not long ago has been proven to be false. It takes effort to keep up.
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