Provincial Conservative party deserves fair consideration

Dear editor,
The article “Time to take really hard look at your HST choices” by Tom Fletcher (Record, June 22) makes a somewhat bland reference to the Conservative Party of BC.

Dear editor,

The article “Time to take really hard look at your HST choices” by Tom Fletcher (Record, June 22) makes a somewhat bland  reference to the Conservative Party of BC.

The article refers to the Conservative Parties “platform of platitudes” and of course drags out the well worn “straw man” of vote splitting.

Contrary to Mr. Fletcher’s assertions the Conservative Party of BC is a new and vibrant organization dedicated to creating a better British Columbia.

It is a growing party, attracting concerned and involved citizens from across the province, everyday citizens who are fed up and frustrated with the Liberal/NDP “status quo” and are looking for viable and positive change.

Under the experienced and dynamic leadership of John Cummins, the party is focusing on a number of key issues of interest to British Columbians, including creating smaller more accessible and transparent government, encouraging a competitive free enterprise system, undertaking responsible tax reform, protecting private property rights, focusing on patient centered health care, ensuring student focused education, seeking a balance of environmental and economic issues and strengthening the provincial justice system with a focus on victims’ rights.

Clearly, and contrary to the article, there is a lot to say about this new party and I would encourage Mr. Fletcher and indeed all British Columbians to take a good look.

You will be impressed.

I.W. MacDonald,

Comox