Monday, September 28, 2009
Former Conservative/Reform MP Randy White joins BC Conservative Party, denounces BC Liberals
News tonight that former federal Conservative Party MP Randy White has joined the BC Conservative Party.
White was an effective if sometimes controversial MP who pushed law and order issues in the House of Commons.
His letter to the BC Conservatives is reprinted below in full.
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September 20, 2009
To the membership - BC Conservative Party
For years in this province Gordon Campbell and the BC Liberals said “if you don’t vote for us you will get the NDP” and perhaps they were right. The situation today is that the BC Liberals are as bad as the BC NDP and neither are acceptable to British Columbia any longer.
It is time for the BC Conservatives to offer our province a true alternative. It is time for quality candidates to be in place one year before the next election and be in every community handing out a better message.
It is time to find us a leader that will motivate a majority of people in British Columbia to believe that both parties in the BC Legislature are out of date and offer nothing but bad spending and more taxation.
I have, after considerable deliberation joined the BC Conservative Party because the platform is responsible, believable and not the status quo and it offers the only alternative that can form a Government.
It is time to give our citizens a positive outlook to the future - something other than more taxes, improper spending and a disregard for the common ordinary resident.
Like many residents of our province I intend to put considerable energy assisting the BC Conservative Party in finding a quality leader, organize constituencies and form the next BC Government.
I spent 13 years in the House of Commons as a House Leader and Critic of various portfolios and can truly say the actions of the BC Liberals today are very similar to the Federal Government that grew out of touch with the populace back then.
The time has come for a renewal in our province and the BC Conservative Party must step up and take the lead.
Former Member of Parliament for Abbotsford and Langley
Qualicum Beach, British Columbia