I find it pretty ironic that the BC Conservative brainaics who surround their Messiah John Cummins were so quick to push the NDP-fed conspiracy (see here) that all the “dissidents” within are really Liberal plants when they themselves are being asked some hard questions where the true loyalties lie in Cummins’ inner circle:
From Robbie Armstrong President Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows CA:
Who is Will McMartin, and why is John Cummins so comfortable with him?
If so, why not share this association with the BCCP membership? It is likely that most BCCP members are not regular readers of the Tyee, so here are some examples of Will McMartin’s “conservative” thoughts; (see here and here)
3) Did Mr. Cummins explain to BCCP members about Mr. McMartin’s very recent ties to the left leaning think tank Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives? And why did the BCCP commit to an alliance with the Left on the issue of BC Rail immediately after the AGM? (see here)
4) Did Mr. Cummins disclose Mr. McMartin’s recent, close association to the BC Federation of Labour? Do BC Conservatives know that Mr. McMartin’s articles on the BC Teachers Labour situation are cited at length by a website of the Canadian Communist Party – Marxist Leninist?
“Quotes from a recent item on BC’s lost government revenue, “The Era of Tax Cut Stupidity that Starved BC” by Will McMartin published February 27 in The Tyee “details how the BC Liberals squandered a historic chance to strengthen this province.” McMartin has been a political consultant affiliated with the Conservative, Social Credit and BC Reform parties”. (see here)
5) And what of Mr.Cummins own ties to the BC NDP? In the 2009 BC Election, John Cummins proudly and very publicly voted for the BC NDP. Why would Mr.Cummins vote for the Left when other options were available? It is understandable, as a Conservative, that he didn’t want to support the BC Liberals, but why cast a vote for the NDP? Why not spoil a ballot instead?
Will McMartin’s describes himself as “a political consultant who has been affiliated with the Conservative, Social Credit and BC Reform parties” but there is very little in Will McMartin’s body of work to indicate conservative ideology.
If John Cummins doesn’t know about Mr. McMartin’s previous political activities, why? If he does know, why would he allow an active leftist into the party? And, if he knows, why doesn’t he tell the members BC Conservative Party?