Aaron Gunn — who was forced out of the BC Liberal Party’s leadership race in October — has launched a new “political initiative” for BC, keeping in line with his promise to create a “political alternative” before the next election.
The initiative is called Common Sense BC, and it is supposedly the first big step towards fulfilling Gunn’s promise.
“There has been virtually no substantive debate for years, no bold new ideas, and certainly nothing even remotely resembling common sense,” Gunn said in a video posted to Facebook Tuesday.
In October, Gunn’s application for the leadership of the BC Liberals was shut down by party officials, suggesting his candidacy was in conflict with the party’s commitment to reconciliation and diversity.
“An unelected group of insiders denied my candidacy and along with it, the democratic rights of their members,” said Gunn, adding how this move signified the point of no return for the “rot and corruption” of the party, thus forcing him to take a step back to reload.
While the product of Gunn’s reloading is Common Sense BC, he says the initiative is not a political party “yet,” due to a multitude of potential avenues present within Gunn’s scope. He asks the public to stay tuned for further announcements in the coming weeks.
Common Sense BC’s platform can be viewed here.
“Over the coming weeks and months, we want to hear from you, on what policies you believe are needed to turn our province around,” writes the organization.
Reid Small is a BC-based reporter for the Western Standard