A growing cross-section of voters in Penticton and Westbank are wondering if Dan Albas is the right man to represent them in Ottawa.
Mr. Albas is a well-known supporter of BC’s Carbon Tax, as well as carbon sequestration and ethanol subsidies.
He’s also a longtime defender of the Long Gun Registry, and before he left civic politics he supported putting a prison in his home town, a resort/tourist-based community, and he did so during an in-camera meeting.
It was a decision that citizens were dead-set opposed to and it was ultimately defeated, but why did Albas think it was okay to go behind the public’s back? Albas is also in favor of creating a national park in the Okanagan Similkameen, a park that ranchers are dead-set opposed to because it will put them out of business.
Not surprisingly, Albas also supported the BC Liberal government’s coordinated shut-down of the meat-processing industry across this province, only to turn around on his heel and give a federal grant of a quarter-of-a-million to a group of food activists so they could open a mobile meat-processing facility in Grand Forks!
There have been “conservatives” like this who have managed to survive in spite of such ideologically disparate positions.
But the question on everyone’s mind is, will Mr. Albas be able to survive a challenge for his party’s nomination before the next election? Stay tuned.
(Former nomination contestant for the Conservative Party, BC Southern Interior, former fundraising chair for Stockwell Day, Okanagan Coquihalla).