August 24, 2016

BC Conservative leadership candidate offers bold plan to get Alberta oil to tidewater

Christopher WilsonRebel Commentator

The BC Conservative leadership race is heating up as members are set to vote on September 17th. I’ve interviewed two of the candidates and today I was pleased to be joined by the third candidate seeking the leadership of the party, Dan Brooks.

Prior to our interview, Brooks announced his unique proposal to create a Crown corporation called the BC Energy Pipeline Corporation which he hopes to make a key plank in the Conservatives' economic platform.

Brooks was leader of the party before and is again seeking the leadership after stepping down.

Watch as he explains why he came to that decision and why that prior experience makes him more prepared to ensure conservatives get elected in 2017.

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commented 2016-08-25 08:03:47 -0400
He and his ideas will never, ever work here in BC, so all you of the extreme right had not better get any kinky ideas about Alberta oil leaving your province.

You can’t ship west, because we will not let you! You can’t ship south, because Presidents Obama and Clinton won’t let you. You can’t ship east, because Ontario and Quebec won’t let you!

It’s time that Alberta abandon mining and petrochemicals, and adopt a more politically correct and environmentally acceptable economy!
commented 2016-08-25 03:23:26 -0400
Interesting comments. Where has BC been this whole entire time? What makes you think we don’t have OTHER plans to get our oil to tidewater? We do NOT depend on the west coast to get our oil to other markets. We also do NOT want to ‘give’ the US our oil. It doesn’t belong to BC either, does it? Start putting YOUR asses on the line for a change, then maybe we will listen to you.
commented 2016-08-25 00:34:26 -0400
BC’s Politicians (All 3 Parties ) and Police have to start enforcing the existing laws that the Out Of Control environmentalists always ignore. Then real growth can happen.
commented 2016-08-24 22:28:05 -0400
If there’s any party in need of pragmatic centrists, it’s BC. The province has swung between corrupt socialists and incompetent socreds for far too long.
commented 2016-08-24 22:22:03 -0400
I don’t understand. How would a Crown Corp help get pipelines going, as opposed to say, simply approving the one’s already requested?
commented 2016-08-24 19:46:19 -0400
Well, let’s hope Brooks can win the BC Conservative leadership and the BC Conservatives win the next election.
commented 2016-08-24 17:56:53 -0400
Running BC Conservative candidates in as many ridings as possible is risky. Those ridings that were close between the Libs and NDP must NOT have a Conservative running. We can’t afford a premier like Rachel Notley.
Chloe Ellis has stated she will run candidates in ONLY ridings where a LIB/Con split vote would not result in a NDP win. That is smart. I hope/expect also that BC Cons be allowed to run in those strong NDP ridings where the Liberals wouldn’t have had a chance anyways.
And if the Cons manage to win a few ridings, they could hold the balance of power in a minority government and keep the NDP from destroying BC, or hold the Liberals feet to the fire in case they get the most seats.
After watching what has happened in Alberta, I don’t think the NDP can win unless they come up the middle in close ridings. So I say NO to Dan Brooks running candidates in all or most ridings, and YES to Chloe Ellis and SELECT RIDINGS ONLY.
commented 2016-08-24 17:24:45 -0400
I would like the BC Free Market Government ( maj Con / min Lib ) to merge with the BC Conservative Party with a new Constitution and name: the Conservative Party of BC – CPBC ❤️
commented 2016-08-24 17:20:29 -0400
The bc election campaigns are allways interesting, I’ll be watching for more of your reports CHRISTOPHER