The coming year will be a critical time for our Conservative Party. The decisions we make this year and next year will have a significant impact on our chances of winning in 2019.
Can we rethink, regroup and win in 2019? Absolutely we can! And I would like to play a role in this process.
I have some thoughts on how we might renew our Party. These thoughts come from the hundreds of conversations that I have had with EDA Presidents, Board members and grassroots volunteers across BC. Your ideas, suggestions and hopes for the future have been terrific. I am honoured to have been a part of these conversations and I have certainly learned a lot from them.
Here are some key things that we should do:
- Rethink the way the Conservative Fund operates — including how we raise money and how we share money between EDAs and National Headquarters
- Harness the considerable expertise and experience of the grassroots in our local ridings
- Provide effective oversight of National Headquarters, and especially of the National Campaign Team
- Ensure better training of candidates and campaign teams
- Develop policies that go beyond just improving the economy. We must talk to Canadians about the environment, First Nations and social issues such as homelessness. And we must engage with and excite young Canadians.
Beyond these initiatives, my promise is simple, I will:
- Listen to your concerns
- Work hard on your behalf
- Be open and accessible
I am often asked for my opinion of the three other candidates running for National Council in BC. I believe that Scott Lamb is the best candidate. He has the experience and leadership qualities to meet the challenges we face as we re-build our Party. Scott and I will work well together as a team for BC.
Thank you for taking the time to read my email today, and I look forward to seeing you at the Convention.
With your vote, we can win in 2019.
If you have any questions, please contact me at (250) 812-1309.
Ask me questions in the comments.