The B.C. First political movement is committed to changing our system of government. A system that could have avoided such fiascoes as fast ferries and the giveaway of them by the present government to make political points, the sale of B.C. Rail to the Americans, toll bridges for profits to private corporations, run-of-the-river projects to profit General Electric, the HST and the millions spent by government and big corporations promoting it, smart meters without one ounce of consultation, and the list goes on.
We’re not running in the upcoming election to govern or oppose, we’re simply wanting to create a voice, plant the seed, and with your help over the next few years, carefully plan and build an organization, and be ready for the next time. Even if we elected only one member, we will have a voice. We’re not running a full slate of candidates. We’ll run in those constituencies where presently we have a nucleus to build on and where we have a more receptive media. If you have an outstanding person in your constituency that is willing to be a candidate for B.C. First in this upcoming election, please ask them to contact us immediately.
In short, our goal is to develop for B.C. a smaller, more efficient, less wasteful, less intrusive system of government, similar to the Swiss system of direct democracy. A system where the MLAs are answerable to the people, not a political party, a premier, corporations, unions, or some other special interest group. Our first move would be to restrict political donations to individuals and limit them to a maximum of $1,000 per year.
We do need your help. Join B.C. First, promote our goals and objectives on the Internet, Facebook, Twitter, or at house parties. Donate $100 and your cost is only $25, as the government will issue a $75 tax credit that you can deduct directly from the income tax you pay.
Change starts with you and I; let us begin now. The old political parties will only put us on the same “merry-go-round” and everything stays the same.