As the date for the 2013 provincial election nears, the B.C. First party is holding a grand opening for their new campaign office in Penticton.
Doug Maxwell, the Penticton Riding candidate for B.C. First, will be on hand from noon to 3 p.m. on March 16 at the office at 381 Norton St. in Penticton. He will also, he said, be spending time over the run up to the May election in Peachland, Summerland, Naramata and Penticton talking to people and handing our brochures about B.C. First’s unique platform. He will be doing the same, he said, in Cherry Lane Shopping Centre and March 23 and April 13.
“I think BC needs a handle on debt/deficit as well as elimination of party politics so MLAs can vote the will of the people not the will of the Premier,” said Maxwell.
The B.C. First platform includes a number of substantial changes to how parliament operates, including electing the premier at large provincially, reducing the number of members of the legislative assembly, introducing free votes and making the government accountable through initiative, referendums and recall.