There are two Wexit BC candidates running in the provincial election – and one of them is running right here in Peace River South. Candidate Dorothy Smith says earlier the year Wexit BC become a real entity in the provincial political scene.
“Our party celebrated its 9th month birthday on September 1, 2020. Some of you may ask 'what is it that a new party could have to offer in the way of a platform?w and you are correct to ask. We do not have an advanced platform to hand out as it is still evolving, and as citizens, not ‘career politicians’, we are on a high learning curve but we are learning,” she says.
“Our membership is comprised of the basic unhappy taxpayers of BC. To be noted, Western Canada is organizing in a similar manner in each province. As a new party, we are actually an old problem rearing its head once more. We are looking forward to finally making headway, on the 150 + year problem of the unbalanced representation of the western provinces at the Federal level.
To make change, Smith says voters must start with the basics.
“We must run provincial candidates whose goal is not to become a lifelong Politician, but citizens who have the common goal of changing the system from within. We need people as MLAs, to put forward a well written Referendum and to support and vote this Referendum through our provincial parliamentary system in order that our wishes actually get presented in the House at the Federal level,” she says.
“That is why I ran in this election, to get the word out that we are serious about our Party; and so that people who are like minded can learn of our existence and become supporters of our goal oriented party.”
The other candidate running for the Wexit BC party is in the Boundary – Similkameen Riding which is the Osoyoos area bordering the US and Alberta and is Arlyn Greig.
Editor's note - a Q&A with this candidate is expected to follow.