B.C. Conservatives’ AGM will put end to controversy
Re: Christopher Foulds’ column of Sept. 11 (‘B.C. Conservative discord gives B.C. Liberals jolt of hope’):
As someone who, as Foulds wrote, has “unquestionable allegiance to the party,” I would like to offer that his comments have basically been fair and to the point.
Some may question whether John Cummins is the right person to lead the B.C. Conservative Party.
Fair enough — and that will be decided, and put to rest, on Sept. 22 at the party’s annual general meeting in Langley.
No one person, or group of persons, is the B.C. Conservative Party.
Its strength is in the entire membership that is the grassroots foundation and core of the party, and which has the important task of ensuring we focus on a message of accountability, fiscal responsibility and integrity in government.
To say, as Foulds did, we are “desperately hoping the AGM later this month rids the party of the discord once and for all” is a bit melodramatic.
There are a few members — yes, who are amongst provincial board members — who have decided that now is the time to take public what should be discussed and dealt with within the party.
That is regrettable.
They do not, however, represent the majority of members.
That said, I do believe the AGM will see the end of this issue/problem.
We will move forward, seeking to achieve the goals of our membership — to see a government that is fiscally accountable and that will meet the real needs of individuals, families, the environment and our economy in a way that is balanced and fair.
B.C. Conservative Party