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Les Leyne: Could the upstart B.C. Conservatives swallow BC United whole? – Bowen Island Undercurrent

June 4, 2024

Starting from nothing just 14 months ago, John Rustad now has four MLAs and a wide lead over BC United in the polls

After 13 months of mushing around in the middle, the BC United Party now looks like it is swirling down the drain.

The one caucus member who BC United Leader Kevin Falcon couldn’t afford to lose was Elenore Sturko. After winning a Surrey byelection in 2022, she became a leading Opposition light when it came to lambasting the NDP government’s muddling efforts on law and order and addiction.

She bolted to John Rustad’s Conservative Party of B.C. on Monday, four days after Cariboo-Chilcotin MLA Lorne Doerkson did the same thing.

Both defections came after half-hearted talks about a merger or co-operation agreement between the two parties went nowhere.

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