John Cummins


The Next B.C. Conservative Leader?

SALMON ARM, B.C. - A Salmon Arm man who ran for the BC Conservatives during the provincial election in May is seeking a higher profile within the party.Tom Birch, who was the provincial Tories' Shuswa...

B.C. Tories Look To The Future

VANCOUVER - Members of the BC Conservative party will have almost nine months to decide on a new leader.The party's provincial board has set April 11 as the date for a leadership convention to replace...

B.C. Tory Leader Quits Party

VANCOUVER - The leader of the B.C. Conservative Party has resigned a little more than two months after he and his team of candidates were shut out of the legislature during a disappointing provincial...


VANCOUVER - Even before voting day, it was clear British Columbia's fourth-place Conservative party had little chance of the sort of electoral breakthrough that had been predicted just a year ago.In t...

Those Robocalls Have To Stop

The B.C. Conservative Party has been ordered to stop election day robocalling by Elections B.C. Spokesperson Don Main says the calls went out the morning of May 14, which is a violation of the Electi...
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A Voter's Guide To Legalizing Pot

Marijuana has become an important issue in this provincial election. Questions about marijuana policy have been raised by the public over and over again, at all-candidates meetings across the province, and even during the televised debate.Together with the replies we received from candidates, and other comments about marijuana made in the media, we have compiled this Sensible BC Voters Guide, to help you better understand where B.C. parties and candidates stand on the question of marijuana policy and decriminalization in our province.

Campaign Called A 'Disaster'

VANCOUVER - Once believed to be a contender to displace the B.C. Liberal Party against the front-running New Democrats in next week's provincial election, the BC Conservatives now face grim returns at...

Beer At The Corner Store?

B.C. Conservative leader John Cummins says his government would allow beer and wine sales in supermarkets and corner stores to give people more choice when it comes to buying liquor. Speaking in a Ke...

Livin' On A Prayer

B.C.'s latest election poll shows Christy Clark is fast catching up to Adrian Dix. The B.C. Liberals are polling at 34 per cent on overall voting intention, compared to the NDP's 41 per cent, still no...

B.C. Election 2013: What The Parties Plan To Tell You

The B.C. Freedom of Information and Privacy Association, sent all four parties a questionnaire pushing them for clear positions on how they would stop the erosion of our privacy rights and defend our access to government records through Freedom of Information. On April 30th, we received responses from the NDP, the Liberals, and the Greens (we've yet to hear back from the Conservatives). They all had interesting, if decidedly different things to say.
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B.C. Carbon Tax Here To Stay

VANCOUVER - As pundits and pollsters attempt to predict the results of British Columbia's forthcoming election, there is at least one sure bet: the province's carbon tax will survive the May 14 vote.I...

I Won. No, I Won

VANCOUVER - British Columbia's election campaign is at the midway mark and it's turning into a fact-checking exercise between Premier Christy Clark's Liberals and Adrian Dix's New Democrats.The differ...

Clark, Dix Call Each Other Flip Floppers

VANCOUVER - Money and oil.Among the shades of grey that separate the two main political parties vying to form government in British Columbia with so little economic room to move, these two issues emer...

Cummins Responds After Third Tory Dumped

VANCOUVER - B.C. Conservative Leader John Cummins said his party has done the best it could with the resources available to vet candidates after being forced to drop three candidates in the first week...