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Cummins named new leader of BC Conservatives

Nelson Daily Staff
By Nelson Daily Staff
May 29th, 2011

Although they don’t have seat in the Provincial Legislature, the B.C. Conservative Party elected a new leader Saturday.

Former MP John Cummins was named leader of the B.C. Conservative Party — the only candidate to run for the leadership of the B.C. Conservatives.

He was elected by delegates at a convention in Surrey on Saturday.

In a wide-ranging speech to a room of 300 supporters following the announcement, Cummins made his first policy announcement, vowing to end the carbon tax.

“Gas will be cheaper,” he said.

Tge party hasn’t been a factor in provincial politics since 1933.

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