Nomination a democratic process

I read with interest your article about the recent Conservative nomination process, and felt it necessary to set the record straight.

First, the National Conservative Campaign Director (not the local party or MP) selected the date when incumbents would announce their intentions about seeking re-election and when the election appeared imminent, also decided (not the local party or MP) that all ridings that had yet to choose a candidate should hold a nomination meeting forthwith.  This proved to be the correct decision, since the opposition parties forced an unnecessary election only four days later.

Second, even though the process was shortened because of this impending election, 250 local Conservatives turned out to choose a local candidate in a democratic election. Every other candidate for other parties in Chilliwack-Fraser Canyon were either acclaimed or appointed.

Finally, while no one in the Conservative Party of Canada wanted this expensive and unnecessary election, we will now spend the next month or so talking about our family-friendly, low-tax plan to keep our country strong. Conservatives believe a strong economy – and the jobs that go with it – can’t be taken for granted, and all Conservative candidates will be working hard to deliver our messages to the voters.

 

Menno Froese

Representing BC on the National Council

Conservative Party of Canada

Just Posted

WATCH: Group of 150 gather for Fraser Valley Marches for Women in Chilliwack

Waving signs, women make their way down Young Road as part of second annual march in Chilliwack

Chilliwack prolific offender wanted yet again

B.C.-wide warrant issued for David Allen Geoghegan

One man, two women charged with stolen pickup downtown Chilliwack

None of the three have criminal history in B.C.

COLUMN: Should elected officials block constituents and reporters on social media?

Ottawa mayor was sued for doing that but a Chilliwack school trustee didn’t get that message

Chilliwack-Hope MP says new summer jobs grant application no longer includes ‘values test’

Those with anti-abortion beliefs left out last year because of requirement to respect the Charter

VIDEO: Students in MAGA hats mock Native American at Indigenous Peoples March

Diocese in Kentucky says it is investigating the matter, caught on video by onlookers

Want to avoid the speculation tax on your vacant home? Rent it out, Horgan says

Premier John Horgan and Sheila Malcolmson say speculation and vacancy tax addresses homelessness

CONSUMER REPORT: What to buy each month in 2019 to save money

Resolve to buy all of the things you want and need, but pay less money for them

UPDATE: B.C. woman and boy, 6, found safe, RCMP confirm

Roseanne Supernault says both she and her six-year-old nephew are fine and she has contacted police

PHOTOS: Women’s Marches take to the streets across B.C. and beyond

Women and allies marched worldwide protesting violence against women, calling for equality

Anxiety in Alaska as endless aftershocks rattle residents

Seismologists expect the temblors to continue for months, although the frequency has lessened

Women’s March returns across the U.S. amid shutdown and controversy

The original march in 2017, the day after President Donald Trump’s inauguration, drew hundreds of thousands of people

Federal Liberals announce former B.C. MLA as new candidate in byelection

Richard Lee will face off against federal NDP leader Jagmeet Singh

No winning ticket in $10 million Lotto Max jackpot

No win in Friday night’s draw means the next Lotto Max draw will be approximately $17 million

Most Read