Dan Brooks

Dan Brooks

WEB EXTRA: Conservative leadership hopeful coming to Comox Valley

Dan Brooks will visit the Comox Valley on Dec. 4 as he continues his campaign for the leadership of the BC Conservative Party.

Dan Brooks will visit the Comox Valley on Dec. 4 as he continues his campaign for the leadership

of the BC Conservative Party.

It’s part of visits he’s scheduled on Vancouver Island and in the Okanagan.

“The Okanagan and Vancouver Island have demonstrated tremendous grassroots support for our party,”

said Brooks.

“We have hundreds and hundreds of enthusiastic, dedicated members in both regions, and it is

important for my campaign that we reach out and listen to their ideas for the future of our party.”

The Brooks tour started in Enderby on Nov. 24, continuing through Vernon and Kelowna before stops in Campbell River, Comox, Courtenay, Parksville and Nanaimo.

After making appearances Dec. 3 on Quadra Island and in Campbell River, Brooks attends a luncheon Wednesday at the Blackfin Pub in Comox starting at 11:45 am. He will attend a constituency association meeting at 4 p.m. at the Filberg Centre in Courtenay.

The Vanderhoof native owns and operates the Crystal Lake resort near Vanderhoof.

He was elected in 2012 as a director-at-large of the provincial Conservative Party board of directors. Brooks ran in the 2013 provincial election as the Conservative  candidate for Nechako Lakes.

“Under a BC Conservative government, we will bring the province’s finances under control,” says Brooks, who believes in rebuilding the economy of rural B.C.

“It is long past time to reinvest in our rural economy, to build up transportation and social

infrastructure, to improve the quality of life for rural residents, and to reverse the decline in population.”

Although he says he realizes the BC Conservative Party has work to do to get candidates elected, the party has

made progress, he stresses.

“The BC Conservative Party has recorded many successes in recent years. We have significantly increased our membership, and in the last election we fielded an impressive roster of candidates.”

Electing a leader is a crucial step, Brooks acknowledges.

“The leadership contest now underway gives our party a welcome opportunity to build a solid foundation for the

future, and I pledge my best efforts to ensuring that in April 2014 we emerge

stronger and more united than ever before.”

Vancouver businessman Rick Peterson is the only other declared candidate for the leadership, which will be decided April 11.

— Comox Valley Conservative Party Constituency Association

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