Archive for October 13th, 2010

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• Wednesday, October 13th, 2010

I’ve been working on putting together my platform for the Conservative Party Nominee Race, while trying to put down in words why I am running.  Here is my introductory post…and the journey begins.

One of the fundamental principals the Conservative party is guided by is “A belief that good and responsible government is attentive to the people it represents and has representatives who at all times conduct themselves in an ethical manner and display integrity, honesty and concern for the best interest of all.” It is upon this that I build my platform.

The key points in my platform are:

Family

Community

Country

You might say that these are not the sort of priorities that you can build an election platform on. Political platforms are supposed to be about fiscal conservatism and environmental sustainability. And while these issues are very important, family, community and country are fundamental to our society, and they are exactly the sort of thing to build a campaign on.

Too often politics gets lost in policies and forgets that this country was not built out of policies on paper, but out of the blood sweat and tears of the millions who have gone before. It is people, not policies that the government is supposed to serve. .

Family

Community

Country

These are my priorities. These are things that are foundational to who I am as a person. There are few decisions I have ever made in my life that have not been based upon at least one of these things. I mention them here because the same will hold true in whatever I do in government. They are important because they will inform my politics and be the basis of my decisions.

Throughout this campaign, you will find that I speak less about the things that I have done or am doing to win the election and more about who I am as a person and who we are as a society.

I believe that who I am—my character, integrity and work ethic—is what is important to those of you who will be voting. Even more important is how we, as members of the Prince George Peace River area can work together for the betterment of our cities, our province and yes, even our country.

I look forward to getting to know you all as well.  As I said in a recent interview, “I am not here to impress you with my great public speaking abilities, that is a monologue.  I am here to talk to you, to get to know you.  I am about dialogue”.

Over the next little while, I will be taking and spelling out what these things mean to me, and how they will inform my political stance. Stay tuned….

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