B.C. First Party emerges on political scene
The leader of the newly formed B.C. First Party says voters are looking for a “third choice” in provincial politics beyond the Liberals and New Democrats.
Sal Vetro, a HandyDART driver from Vancouver who is involved with the campaign against the harmonized sales tax, described the new party as “centrist” and “pro-democratic”.
Vetro said it’s too soon to tell what chances a B.C. First candidate would have in the next provincial election.
“At this particular time it’s hard to say. The election is a couple of years away. That buys me some time to get the word out, to talk to people, to hold town-hall meetings,” he told the Straight today (August 26) by phone.
B.C. First is now among the 23 political parties registered with Elections B.C.