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Get informed, its your country, your province and your process

For anyone that may have seen the Rick Mercer Report on Tuesday, January 13, 2009, you have likely already seen this. It is “Rick’s Rant” from that episode and it pretty much says, as a population, we don’t know what is going on. So with a little entertainment value, I am joining Rick Mercer in encouraging all of you to inform yourselves of our electoral processes, both federally and provincially.You can get much information at Elections Canada and Elections BC.

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Volunteer Opportunities in North Delta

So since many people keep asking me how they can help on our quest for MLA- Delta North, I thought it a good idea to throw out some ideas on what you can do if you if you want to help.

1. Join us! Joining the BC Conservative Party is an inexpensive and easy way to help. You can join HERE. Membership costs $10 per year, or 5 years for $35.

2. Donate. You can donate to the party on the same link from #1 for membership. You can also contact me directly if you would prefer to donate to my campaign rather than the party. Keep in mind that you get a tax credit for political donations!  You can see the full schedule for the credits at the link, but as an example,  for a donation of $100, you would get a tax credit for $75. That makes your net cost (after the tax credit) is only $25.

3. Volunteer your time. Over the coming months we are going to need a lot of help in many areas.

  • We currently need help getting the final signatures for the Nomination Booklet. If anyone wants to sign, or help collect signatures, let us know ASAP.
  • We will need people to make phone calls to constituents on behalf of the campaign.
  • We will need people to help organize fund raisers.
  • We will need people interested in doing some busy work like putting up signs and such.

4. Start, or participate in a Constituency Association. For more information on Constituency Associations, check out some of the links at ELECTIONS BC.

5. Tell people about us. Talk to your friends, family and coworkers. Let them know what we are trying to do here in North Delta. This is truly a grass roots effort and everyone’s help in promoting the party and my campaign in North Delta is extremely helpful.

These are a few of the things that I can think of that you can do if you want to help. If you have other ideas or would like to be a part of the process in any way, leave a comment, drop me an email, or give me a call. I’d love to hear from you.

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Marc, seriously, why are you running for MLA?

Sound like a question you are asking yourself? Don’t worry, many people are asking the same question so you are not alone. What I tell them is this:

I am not really sure. I have had a keen interest in politics at all levels, both local and international for a long time. The first memory that really rings strong, and I know my Campaign Manager, Craig, will remember this one too, was the 1988 Federal Election that saw Stan Wilbee elected under the Progressive Conservative banner here in North Delta. I am not sure what it was about that particular election, or that particular man that got us going, but it did.

For a few years after I graduated high school, I dated a gal that we had gone to school with. After graduation she moved to Ottawa to work as a Page in the House of Commons. As a result, I found myself watching a lot of sessions from the House on that channel way up in the listings. I was also fortunate enough to make a couple of trips to Ottawa in 1992 and 93. Two really notable events from those trips were finally meeting and dining with Stan Wilbee and attending a fundraiser for Kim Campbell. As we all well know, in that 1993 Federal Election, Ms. Campbell and the Progressive Conservatives were soundly defeated maintaining only 2 of their previous 151 seats in the House.

This was really the begining of the fascination for me. Not long after that time, I moved to Southern California for a while to pursue a college baseball dream. It was an amazing experience and I would recommend it to all who have the opportunity. While I was there, the US went through one of their weirdest elections ever in 2000 when George W. Bush defeated Al Gore. This election entrenched the term “hanging chad” in the American mind forever.  From that point on I watched with great interest as US Politics got intensely polarized only to see George W. Bush win again in 2004 where he defeated John Kerry. Throughout all this time, I became what one might call a talk radio junkie. I could not get enough of the political musings. 

During my time in California, I also witnessed history as Democratic Governor Gray Davis became only the second governor in US history to be recalled. Mr. Davis took a lot of flack for the electricity crisis that brought brown outs, rolling black outs, and incredibly expensive electricity to California in 2000 and 2001.  Anyhow, the impending recall election saw the Governator, Arnold Schwarzenegger, take over as Governor of California.

Hopefully that gives you some insight into me, and why I am now beginning my political career running for MLA as the BC Conservative candidate for Delta North.

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NEWS RELEASE: BC CONSERVATIVE PARTY SELECTS CANDIDATE FOR NORTH DELTA

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                                  Dec 12, 2008

 

 

BC CONSERVATIVE PARTY SELECTS CANDIDATE FOR

NORTH DELTA

 

NORTH DELTA, B.C.: BC Conservative Party Leader, Wilf Hanni, has announced the selection of Mr. Marc McPherson as the BC Conservative Party Candidate for the Delta North Constituency in the 2009 Provincial General Election.

 

Mr. McPherson has followed politics since his youth and is well acquainted with the political scene in British Columbia. He is concerned about the lack of government services including Health Care and Education and supports the BC Conservative proposals to bring improvements to both areas as well as our proposed measures to build a strong free enterprise economy that will support the cost of those services.

 

“Mr. McPherson brings a fresh, new approach to the political scene in British Columbia,” said Hanni. “He is a valuable member of the BC Conservative Party who will be an excellent candidate.”

 

He graduated from a North Delta High School and has lived over 20 years of his life in North Delta where he has worked as a volunteer in minor sports programs.

 

He has a Master of Business Administration Degree, a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Economics and Business, an Associate of Science Degree in Computer Information Systems and an Associate of Arts Degree in Criminology.

 

Marc has also done volunteer work with the Adoptive Families Association of British Columbia. As a member of the Financial Development Committee, he was responsible for aiding in fundraising activities for the organization.

 

In his current position as a Senior Department Head with an online building materials wholesaler based in Vancouver, Mr. McPherson is responsible for managing a staff of sales personnel, managing the release of new products and developing marketing strategies. He also has experience as a marketing specialist for portable satellite terminals and has worked as an Independent Contractor and Market Researcher involved with naval technologies.

 

Hanni predicted that the voters of Delta North will welcome Marc McPherson and the BC Conservative Party as a clear alternative to the BC Liberals and NDP and will vote for

“Change they can Trust”

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FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT:

Wilf Hanni, Leader, BC Conservative Party – (250) 426-9807

Marc McPherson, Candidate for North Delta – (604) 727-5273

Gill Picard, Secretary, BC Conservative Party – (866) 800-9025

www.conservativesbc.com   leader@conservativesbc.com

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New Poll: What is the most important issue facing North Delta?

As a way to get input from people in the North Delta constituency, I have added a poll to the site. You will see it in the right sidebar. As your BC Conservative Candidate for the Delta North Constituency, I want to know what is important to YOU! So check back for new polls and please participate.

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BC Conservatives Leader Wilf Hanni Interview

Recently Wilf Hanni ran as a candidate in the Vancouver-Fairview By-Elections.  Here is a video interview from www.nowpolling.ca during that period where Wilf discusses the unpopular Liberal carbon tax among other issues.

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