Maxwell to represent B.C. First

A third candidate has been declared in the upcoming provincial election.

A third candidate has been declared in the upcoming provincial election.

Doug Maxwell will represent B.C. First in the Penticton riding.

Maxwell, now retired, was the owner and operator of Maxwell’s Auto Service in Penticton from 1995 to 2010.

“I believe that we need to change the system of party politics, entitlement and the people not having a voice in decisions about our province,” Maxwell said. “I also believe that we must plan for debt reduction as it is not fair or just to leave the next generations with a debt because of our poor planning.”

Among the principles in the B.C. First platform are changing the present system of government including making the premier and cabinet accountable to the legislature through an open committee process, creating a more equitable distribution of constituencies based on geography, not just population and limiting the number of members in the legislature to 60 with a review and recommended changes every 10 years.

The party also wants to make government accountable through initiatives, referendums and recall.

The provincial election is expected to be held on May 14.

At present, Dan Ashton is the Liberal candidate and Richard Cannings is the New Democratic Party candidate.

 

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