Don’t expect miracles from Conservatives

BC Conservative constituency group has realistic goals

The BC Conservative Party is going from strength to strength in the Parksville-Qualicum riding says newly-named constituency association president Barbara Williams.

However, people shouldn’t expect miracles in just one election.

Williams was voted in as president at the constituency association’s annual general meeting, with Tony Bloxham named vice-president, George Rebar treasurer, Bill Burton as secretary and Nestor Gayowsky as past-president. Five directors were also named, Terry Green, Hazel Magnussen, Bill Nettleton, John O’Brien and Shirley Stewart.

Williams said the party members are energized and raring to go.

“I think people are excited,” she said. “Everything is rolling and the party is looking at draft policies, so we have come a long way in less than 12 months. We’ve got quite a bit of momentum going and I would like to see it carried on. I have the energy and the will to see this go forward.”

Williams said the association’s finances are growing, although they could always use more money. Similarly, their membership is building, but more are needed.

Despite the enthusiasm, Williams conceded it will be a struggle to be ready if an early election is called by premier Christy Clark.

“We are sure going to try to be ready,” she said. “The first focus for the party leadership has been to get constituency associations up and running and I believe there are more than 50 right now, so that has been a major push. However, we are not going to turn the world on its ear in the first election. It’s going to take a while. It’s a learning curve for all of us.”

For more information call Williams at 250-248-3163.


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