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03 February 2022 Newsletter 16
Embrace our Democracy and Vote!

Embrace our Democracy and Vote!

Voting day is finally here! We would like to thank all of you, the BC Liberal Membership base, for taking the time to read these emails and text messages over the past few months; we recognize how annoying these can be. It has been an amazing experience to meet with and talk to so many of you across our amazing Province. We sincerely thank the thousands of members across our Province who have reached out with letters or phone calls of support during our campaign.

We can all look forward to a bright future for this party and the Province come February 5th. I would like to congratulate my fellow candidates on their campaigns and look forward to working together to bring meaningful change to our party and Province. Most importantly, it is imperative that we form the next majority government.

We believe you understand our message and what we stand for, bold, common-sense change, action not studies, and a government that works for the people and not for itself. If this resonates, now is your last chance to support that vision.

Thank you for your support, and we hope to have earned your vote.

Sincerely,

Stan Sipos
BC Liberal Leadership Candidate

Please visit www.stansipos.vote to learn more and support us with a financial contribution if you believe in our message.

I hope I can count on your support on the ballot. However, if you have already committed to another candidate, please consider me as your second choice.

✅ Voting is open between Feb 3rd at 9am to Feb 5th at 5pm Click here to vote: http://bclib.ca/vote

02 February 2022 Newsletter 15
Healthcare

Healthcare

Our Provincial healthcare system is broken. Perhaps one of the most saddening parts of this election campaign has been responding to the hundreds of emails and calls from people across BC sharing their stories of how the healthcare system has let them down. How can a Province as successful, prosperous, and well educated as ours have physician shortages, nurse shortages, and multi-year surgical waitlists. Every politician should be held to account for this, no one in charge has brought any meaningful change or improvement to our healthcare system.

Our healthcare professionals are amazing people, my wife is a doctor and I personally know many more nurses and doctors well. They hold our Province together, save lives daily, and go above and beyond. Yet, the government neglects them, doesn’t listen to them, and our political elite have done nothing more than pay lip service to their concerns.

The current shortage of family doctors didn’t happen overnight, we have all known about this for years. Ask yourself, who in elected office oversaw this and why didn’t they start planning out solutions immediately. It is clear we need real solutions, not more studies and vague speeches.

One of my favourite examples and possible solutions to our crisis is Ireland’s medical school system. There, you can enter medical school directly out of high school, where graduating is roughly a 6-year process start to finish to become a GP. Here in BC, at a minimum, you need a 4-year undergraduate degree, followed by 4 years of medical school to arrive at the same skill set, approximately 8-10 years. The last time I checked, doctors in Ireland were just as competent as our doctors here but finished two years faster. This is the perfect example of government bureaucracy and red tape run amok, where real-world common sense solutions exist, yet those in charge refuse to see them.

I would work on implementing this change to our medical education system on day one to help speed up the process of becoming a GP. In conjunction, we will immediately expand the number of university seats for nurses and doctors in BC. These are common sense solutions.

Secondly, it is clear the pay schedules for family practice needs to be revaluated. Currently, family doctors are paid on a per visit system. This promotes speed above all else. Further, from this pay they need to cover rent, their office staff, file systems, and all other overhead costs. Worst of all, these pay rates have barely changed in decades, despite being asked to do more. It is not uncommon for most family doctors to make less then nurses now a days when you factor in these costs. Given the significant shortage in family doctors, and the pivotal role they play in everyday health, this needs to change. We need to start paying them on a salary basis versus a per visit basis, and ensure they are compensated accordingly. Otherwise, all new medical school graduates will skip right past family medicine and continue into the specializations where their pay is generally 3-4 times higher.

Thirdly, it is nice to see everyone in this race agreeing that we need to open up our medical system to foreign trained doctors and nurses. Funny, however, as many of these people calling for change have sat in majority government before and no changes happened then. This is a common sense solution.

While my solutions outlined above only cover a portion of our healthcare crisis, I can assure you we will work on fixing this entire sector of our government. Healthcare is one of the most critical items impacting our Province, we should set a goal to become a model of healthcare around the world. Under my watch we will get there. I am here to bring bold, common sense change, and I am ready to do so.

Sincerely,

Stan Sipos
BC Liberal Leadership Candidate

Please visit www.stansipos.vote to learn more and support us with a financial contribution if you believe in our message.

I hope I can count on your support on the ballot. However, if you have already committed to another candidate, please consider me as your second choice.

✅ Voting is open between Feb 3rd at 9am to Feb 5th at 5pm

29 January 2022 Newsletter 14
Hold Government and the Establishment Accountable

Hold Government and the Establishment Accountable

Our politicians and the establishment they represent have lost sight of where the rubber hits the road. Our message of change, common sense, and action not studies is resonating across our amazing province and the establishment is scared. They see us as the threat to their continued grip on power without oversight or accountability.

Ask yourself why is no one in power taking real action to ensure our government owned utilities aren’t price gauging our citizens, or asking the tough questions on the price of gasoline, cellular plans or our grocery bills? I will tell you why, the government politicians and the political elite don’t care about the common person and certainly aren’t having the same dinner table conversations, they are all out of touch with reality. They have travel stipends, they have housing stipends, they get free cell phone plans, they don’t care what the price of gas really is, or how high the electrical bill is in the winter. When we take back our government we will govern for the people, not the political elite.

One of the main reasons I entered this race was because no one I saw running was demanding immediate action on these items and many others like them. Yet everyone I talked to across our province is being put on their knees by run away prices on essential utilities, gasoline, hydro, natural gas, cell plans and grocery bills among others.

We will crack down on price gauging and profiteering, ensuring no one is ripping off our citizens, be it international businesses, or our government utilities. We won’t hide behind layers of bureaucracy pointing fingers and placing blame on others. When we are in charge, we will get the job done, and fight for the citizens of our province every day. We can not continue with the status quo. Together we can win this election, defeat the establishment, and usher in a new vision and way of doing things in our province. Making sure that you the citizens are placed first, and that the government fights for you, not against you.

If you want this change, common sense, and accountability, please vote for me, and together we will take back our province.

 

Sincerely,

Stan Sipos
BC Liberal Leadership Candidate

Please visit www.stansipos.vote to learn more and support us with a financial contribution if you believe in our message.

I hope I can count on your support on the ballot. However, if you have already committed to another candidate, please consider me as your second choice.

25 January 2022 Newsletter 13
Political Elite Are out of Touch with Reality

Political Elite Are out of Touch with Reality

Political endorsements, we see a lot of these being floated around lately. Ask yourself the question, with all these endorsements, who will that leader really be working for? You, the people of BC? Or those who have endorsed them? It is the oldest trick in the political playbook, go out and get all the endorsements you can, followed by spending your first two or three years in power paying them back, then begin the process all over again for the next election. What promises have been made to these people? Cabinet positions, exclusive access, a quiet ear? These are all critical questions we cannot lose sight of in this leadership race.

Politicians are out of touch with reality, they never have to face the red tape they create personally or figure out how to pay for the increased taxes they impose on businesses. Often, all they care about is how to stay in power and how important they can be, as opposed to addressing the critical issues residents of BC face daily.

  • Affordable housing, our crumbling health care system, critically outdated infrastructure, environmental disasters without proper responses, severe homeless and drug addictions problems, and many others. All of these issues have been discussed and studied to no end, yet inaction is the one constant. Politicians are great at discussing, studying, and campaigning on these items, yet they know the moment they act they won't have anything to run on next term.

  • The political elite have watched these problems grow and fester for years, all without any real action, or results. If they are successful in getting one of their candidates elected again nothing will change. I am the outsider to their way of life, I come from a background of getting things done regardless of the challenges or roadblocks in front of me.

Our Province is facing the full brunt of government ineptitude and political incompetence, it is the people of British Columbia who are paying the price.

The political elite and old guard establishment want you to believe that this race is already finished. I can assure you that the thousands of emails and notes of support that we are receiving proves otherwise. We can deliver real change to this Province and change the way government works, giving it back to you, the people.

This is one of the most consequential elections in our party’s history and if you believe in my message, and you want to stand up to the political elite, please support me with your vote on February 3-5th.

Political Elite Are out of Touch With Reality

Sincerely,

Stan Sipos
BC Liberal Leadership Candidate

Please visit www.stansipos.vote to learn more and support us with a financial contribution if you believe in our message.

I hope I can count on your support on the ballot. However, if you have already committed to another candidate, please consider me as your second choice.

21 January 2022 Newsletter 12
Take Down the Status Quo

Take Down the Status Quo

The old guard establishment is afraid of what we stand for. They don’t want real change, they don’t want government accountability, they don’t want common sense policies, they don’t want action, and they certainly don’t want term limits. They believe this election is a done deal and that one of their candidates has already won.

We have news for the old guard establishment, change is here and change will win. They do not control your vote no matter what they believe. The people of this party and this Province have the power to demand action and change with this leadership election. With your vote we can stand up to the status quo, and bring in a government that does one thing, works for you and not itself.

We will run a party that serves all corners of this Province, all demographics, and most importantly, fights every day to stand up for what is right. I am not afraid of a fight, I know the NDP isn’t either. The NDP is hoping our establishment candidate wins this election, in their minds guaranteeing another 4 years of power. I entered this race because I don’t think they are wrong. If our last election taught us anything, it is that we need real change, and a leader who can unify across party lines, across demographics, and across the entire Province. We need a leader who is not beholden to billionaire power brokers, and who is not beholden to the system that put them here. I am new to this race and new to politics, I am self-made, I don’t owe people favours, and I haven’t promised special access for votes. I am one of you, I am here to bring real change, common sense policy, and action not studies to this Province. I am the only person running who has the ability to relate to and win the support of both our Urban and Rural voters as I have lived in both of their shoes.

With your vote in this election, we can stand up to the establishment and take back our Province. No matter what they say, your vote matters, and your vote is just as powerful as theirs. They think this election is a done deal, we know it isn’t. Please remember to register to vote and make sure you vote on February 3-5th. I can assure you the establishment is saying this election is a done deal for one reason, they don’t want you to vote, because they know if you do, they will not win and they will loose their access to power and all that it brings.

Sincerely,

Stan Sipos
BC Liberal Leadership Candidate

Please visit www.stansipos.vote to learn more and support us with a financial contribution if you believe in our message.

18 January 2022 Newsletter 11
Your Vote Matters

I joined this election late and as such, have not signed up thousands of new members. On the positive, there is no question about my sign-ups, they, like you, are all real, know who the BC Liberal party is, and are all excited to move away from the status quo.

How do I believe I can win? Like many of you, I have also become disillusioned with lifelong politicians, politics, and run-away, inefficient Government bureaucracy. I realized that the race was getting almost no attention, and no one knew who was running or what they were running for. All I heard was the same old political rhetoric and vague statements without any concrete policies. It was as though they took a political textbook from the library and were reading from it verbatim.

If you believe politics needs to change, you need to elect a new type of Leader and I am that person. I do not read from political playbooks, I do not poll the population to see what resonates vote wise, I am not beholden to special interests and power brokers who have been funding my campaign for years, I am a real, genuine person just like all of you reading this email.

I promise you, together with your support we will streamline the Government and run it like the business it is, ensuring it is responsive to your needs, accountable to you, and turn it into a global example of common-sense governance working for the people.

Go to www.stansipos.vote to learn more about who I am and what I stand for. As I have said many times, I am not here for the career, the pension, or the status. I am only here to work for the people, to make bold changes, and to help turn this Province around.

Democracy is a gift we can never take for granted; it is fragile and precious so please participate and vote. There will be no change unless we all step up.

Sincerely,

Stan Sipos
BC Liberal Leadership Candidate

Please visit www.stansipos.vote to learn more and support us with a financial contribution if you believe in our message.

I hope I can count on your support on the ballot. However, if you have already committed to another candidate, please consider me as your second choice.

  1. Watch the debate tonight at 7pm on Global BC1, the BC Liberal party website, or BC Liberal party Facebook page.
  2. Please remember to register to vote here: https://secure.bcliberals.com/leadership/register Voting registration deadline is February 1st at 5pm (PST)
  3. Voting is open between Feb 3rd at 9am to Feb 5th at 5pm
14 January 2022 Newsletter 10
My Answers to Questions We All Need to Consider: Part 2

Last week we sent out an email outlining ten important questions that everyone should be considering during this Leadership race. Below are my answers to the remaining questions.

7. What is more relevant, free enterprise business experience, nonprofit experience, or Government experience?

In my opinion, this is simple, and tangible results can prove it. If I ran my business like the politicians run our Province, I wouldn't be in business for very long... I have repeatedly said “I am not a politician”, this is what that means to me. I have lived my life with the threat of personal economic consequences for every decision I make. I don’t have the luxury of non-recourse spending. I can’t simply sit back and order a few studies with the hope of passing off blame if things don’t work out, the buck stops with me for better or worse. I don’t have a comfortable pension to rely on, and I can’t simply vote to increase my salary without increasing my results.

Some people in this race keep talking about their Government experience and how it makes such a difference, in my opinion, that is exactly our problem. If we keep relying on “Government experience” how will we ever fix Government, reign in spending, speed up timelines, provide better services to our citizens, and bring accountability to everyone on the taxpayer payroll. We need to stop looking at the Government as if it has a special status where common-sense rules don’t apply and start looking at it as the business it is. After all, it’s your hard-earned taxpayer dollars funding it and you should demand results.

8. How do we grow our economy? Fix healthcare? Affordable housing? Climate change?

Solving these items starts with one thing, a strong, competent Leader, who is not afraid of making executive decisions to get things done. We cannot rely on studies and focus groups to fix these problems. Many of the solutions are visible and common sense.

Our free-market economy needs less red tape, and most importantly, it needs to stop being vilified as the enemy in schools, universities, and in the media. Ethical businesses need to be championed and shown as the solution to our problems, not their creator. All these people who seem to believe that increased regulation and a larger government will solve every issue should take a closer look at Venezuela, or any of the other failed socialist states.

Healthcare, we need to stop hiring back of house administrators, and start hiring more front-line healthcare workers. In the last twenty years, the ratio of front line to back of house transitioned from 80/20 to approximately 50/50, yet has your healthcare services improved at all???

Affordable housing, this is the simplest item to fix. Housing prices function just like any commodity, supply, and demand. We will rezone large tracts of land at the Provincial level on day one, we will not wait for cities to debate where and how much for years. We will focus on transit corridors and allow hundreds of thousands of homes to be built immediately without a multiyear approvals process. Once the supply meets and exceeds demand, prices will moderate. This is the simplest thing to adjust, which is 100% within our control.
In addition, we will bring out a program to promote home ownership versus lifelong rental. If you can afford $1,500 a month in rent, we will guarantee that you can purchase a home through a Government backed mortgage, which when coupled with strata fees, and taxes equals the same amount. Lifelong rental “subscription service” for housing should not be our sole solution to affordable housing.

Climate change is real, and we need to take real action. The economic benefits from becoming known as a global leader in fighting it are immense. Every large company is looking for ways to improve their ESG “environmental, social, governance” scores. We can attract and retain significant investment from championing this cause.

These critical problems above need real, bold, and immediate action. I will be that champion, I will cut through the Government bureaucracy, and empower those around me to lead their respective portfolios to get things done. Perhaps most importantly, I will set strict deadlines for tangible action, and ensure real results are delivered to the citizens of this province no matter what, delivering tangible results is what I have done my entire life.

9. What do you believe the role of Government should be for the people of this Province?

Governments are there to serve the people, not the other way around. Government should not just be about creating lifelong union jobs, expanding bureaucracy and discovering new forms of red tape to impose. Government among other things should be there to provide security and safety to all its citizens, provide world leading healthcare, education and infrastructure, it should be there to support and champion the free economy, and not hold it back. All too often it seems like the only role government plays economically is finding more ways to regulate, tax, and restrict free enterprise. Under my watch this will end. We will champion the free enterprise sector and ensure that union and nonunion companies alike have equal opportunity to bid on Government work.

10. How do you create a Government that serves a greater majority of all British Columbians.

This starts with electing a leader who has lived the life of the majority of British Columbians. For a Leader to truly be there for everyone, they need to have walked in everyone’s shoes. I have lived those lives, I was a refugee immigrant who didn’t speak a word of English when I arrived as a young boy, I lived in the far north without running water or electricity, I started working on a construction site at 16, and I have built a highly successful real estate development company over the past forty years that has delivered thousands of homes and generated hundreds of millions in economic revenue. I can interact with and most importantly understand the vast majority of British Columbians. Electing a leader who doesn’t have a broad ability to connect with their electorate is bound to end in failure. We need to ensure Government leadership represents the people and is for the people.

If you like so many others we have talked to are fed up with the status quo old guard in our party, we need your vote on February 5th to win this election. If you have already promised your first vote to another candidate, please consider putting us down as a second option on the ballot.

As always, please do not hesitate to reply to this email with your thoughts or answers to the questions. I truly appreciate the responses I have received so far, regardless of opinion.

Sincerely,

Stan Sipos
BC Liberal Leadership Candidate

Please visit www.stansipos.vote to learn more and support us with a financial contribution if you believe in our message.

Voting registration is now open, please remember to register, and don’t forget to tune in to the final, televised debate on January 18th.

12 January 2022 Newsletter 9
My Answers to Questions We All Need to Consider: Part 1

Last week we sent out an email outlining ten important questions that everyone should be considering during this Leadership race. Below are my answers to the first five.

  1. What skills and attributes do you believe a person needs to have in order to bring meaningful change to the BC Liberal Party and defeat John Horgan in the next General Election?

    It is critical that we elect a Leader who can connect with a broad cross-section of British Columbians. Someone who has walked in many of their shoes, who is relatable, and can have a casual, genuine conversation with anyone on the street, in a pub, or even a hospital unit. This person must have a bold vision and agenda capable of inspiring individuals from all political parties with a pledge to serve everyone. Someone who is tough and street smart to take on Horgan and understands the consequence of failure to win. Winning is sometimes a good habit to embrace. I know how to win, and I have the toughness and resolve needed to beat the NDP and win the next Provincial election.
  2. What is it about the NDP that has caused them to gain so much support over the last few years? What do they offer that resonates and how have they delivered?

    The NDP leadership core has successfully portrayed that they care about the working person. They have stayed away from getting attention and have officials like Dr. Bonnie Henry stay in the spotlight. COVID, in a way, has been a great distraction which they have certainly capitalized on. Even calling an election that went very well for them due to an extremely low voter turnout and relying on their strong, zealous voters. Having the Greens keep them in check was also positive as they could not do anything controversial.

    The NDP have become experts in both marketing and selling their image and track record. They have stayed away from controversy and the public eye while diligently implementing their agenda, hiring thousands of new Provincial employees, and bolstering unions at every opportunity. While at the same time delivering messages of social division and economic divide, claiming that they have saved Healthcare and provided affordable housing just to name a few.

    We need to learn from the NDP and their successful campaigns to improve our party and how we present our message. Our messaging platform needs to be able to inspire our base and attract a broad coalition of new members if we are to have any chance of beating the NDP.

  3. How and why were previously elected Leaders in BC successful? What did they do to inspire the electorate and bring positive change?

    We have had several particularly good, elected Leaders of this Province. Two of my favourites have been W. A. C. Bennett and Gordon Campbell. Bennett was Premier of this Province for over twenty years and his Government was efficient, fiscally sharp, and very proactive to the needs of all British Columbians. Campbell came to power after two disastrous NDP terms. The Province was virtually on its knees and he came in reducing burdensome taxes and providing stimulus to businesses small and large. Campbell was the first Premier to implement a Climate Change Plan which many other jurisdictions have used as a model.

    Both W.A.C. and Gordon worked for the people, and as a result, this Province grew and prospered. I believe by working together, we can repeat this success story for everyone.

  4. Why has the BC Liberal Party lost the last two General Elections? What causes the loss of popular support?

    Our party lost touch and lost its way. There has been infighting, broken promises, excessive lobbying by special interest groups and big businesses, and as a result, the connection with the average working person was lost. Unfortunately, many people are still prejudicial towards women in positions of power, so one might also say that the old guard had a difficult time accepting a woman Premier.

    Additionally, elections can often be lost on perception. Take our BC Liberal name for example, originally, I was against a name change, feeling it was just a whitewashing, however, I stand corrected. Through reading many of your messages and speaking with members of our party directly, I have come to understand that our name does not represent who you are and is no longer relatable. We need to visibly show that our party is a coalition of political beliefs, Conservatives, Liberals, Greens etc. so the name change should be put to a vote before the next General Election.

  5. Why are more and more people becoming disillusioned with Government and lifelong politicians? Are past and present politicians going to implement meaningful change?

    People have become disillusioned with politics and politicians for many reasons. One of my main goals is to bring in Term Limits for all politicians be they Provincial or Municipal. Too many people get into politics for the wrong reasons, whether it’s for personal importance or job and pension security. They make promises they cannot keep and adopt bad habits of deflecting and pointing their finger at someone else versus taking responsibility for their or their team’s actions when things don’t go as planned. How the Government spends your money must become an open book and there should be a law that requires total and clear disclosure that anyone can understand regarding the spending of your money on an annual basis to hold Government accountable.

    The people of this Province are looking for someone who spells out their agenda in a clear and common sense manner, has efficient, common sense solutions to everyday needs, reports honestly on the success and failures while in office, and puts the well-being of all British Columbians as the top priority every day, period.

    I do not believe that any of the current career politicians will step up and truly bring change to our same old politics. We cannot rely on the same old guard to effect the change we all know is needed. We need a strong, tough, no-nonsense Leader, able to beat Horgan on every point, and who doesn’t understand what can’t be done, only what must be done.

    I have over forty years of business experience making tough decisions where consequences matter and I am held accountable. I will lead our party and this Province with this same resolve and dedication to getting the job done for all British Columbians.

As always, please do not hesitate to reply to this email with your thoughts or answers to the questions. I read every response we get and do my best to reply to as many of you as I can.

Sincerely,

Stan Sipos
BC Liberal Leadership Candidate

Please visit www.stansipos.vote to learn more and support us with a financial contribution if you believe in our message.

Voting registration is now open, please remember to register, and don’t forget to tune in to the final, televised debate on January 18th.

08 January 2022 Newsletter 8
What is Common Sense Government?

Recently, during an online forum, a young member of the party asked me a particularly important question: how do I define common sense Government and what are the impacts of a common sense Government on the citizens of this Province?

I come from a free-enterprise career where you cannot survive unless you make smart, common sense decisions.

Below are some examples of critical issues that can easily be resolved with common sense decisions and action:

  • The Massey Tunnel replacement is still not built. How long has this been discussed?
  • Taylor Bridge, the gateway to the North, needs to be replaced, yet nothing is being done. Within the first year of being elected Premier, I will start work on the Massey Tunnel and Taylor Bridge replacements with on the ground results.
  • Common sense is not taking nine months or longer to approve a building permit for a simple garage in Vancouver, or over three years to determine a development approval outcome.
  • Common sense is providing affordable on-campus housing to all university students regardless of semester. The land is there, yet nothing happens year after year.
  • Why is there not mass transit to UBC yet? Why does Vancouver and the lower mainland still not have a comprehensive high speed mass transit system?
  • Why are Gyms closed because of the pandemic, but sporting arenas, movie theatres and malls are allowed to remain open? This is not common sense.
  • We are experiencing extreme shortages of nurses and doctors? However, the available seats at Universities have not increased materially, despite everyone knowing that we need more healthcare providers. Why are non-union companies prohibited from bidding on Government jobs? Common sense is equal opportunity for all British Columbians.
  • Schools, bridges, roads, and hospitals are being built to barely handle maximum capacity on day one. We need to be planning 50 years ahead for large-scale projects, allowing them to accommodate our growth and expansion without needing upgrades.
  • Common sense solutions backed by a broad spectrum of BC residents mean term limits at all political levels.

These are just some examples of what common sense Government means to me. Interestingly, tangible examples of policy and action are hard to come by in these elections, another point to why I am different from the rest of the candidates running. We need a bold, innovative approach, and a new style of leadership to defeat John Horgan and the NDP in the next election.

We do not need to be sitting in studies and red tape for years on end without any progress. Collaborating efficiently, finding the best course of action, then getting it done is common sense Government.

Sincerely,

Stan Sipos
BC Liberal Leadership Candidate

Please visit www.stansipos.vote to learn more and support us with a financial contribution if you believe in our message.

05 January 2022 Newsletter 7
Questions We All Need to Consider
 

At this stage in the race with only one month to go, how do we evaluate our candidates? The BC Liberal Leader that is elected needs to bring meaningful change to how Government works in order to win the next BC General Election, period.

Here are some questions we urge you to think about:

  • What skills and attributes do you believe a person needs to have in order to bring meaningful change to the BC Liberal Party and defeat John Horgan in the next General Election?
  • What is it about the NDP that has caused them to gain so much support over the last few years? What do they offer that resonates and how have they delivered?
  • How and why were previously elected Leaders in BC successful? What did they do to inspire the electorate and bring positive change?
  • Why has the BC Liberal Party lost the last two General Elections? What causes the loss of popular support?
  • Why are more and more people becoming disillusioned with Government and lifelong politicians? Are past and present politicians going to implement meaningful change?
  • How do we connect with people across all regions of BC and across all education and economic spectrums in the next General Election?
  • What is more relevant, free enterprise business experience, non-profit experience, or Government experience?
  • How do we Grow our Economy? Fix Healthcare? Affordable Housing? Climate change?
  • What do you believe the role of Government should be for the people of the Province?
  • How do you create a Government that serves a greater majority of all British Columbians?

These are important questions that everyone should be asking because the answers matter. The future of this Province is at stake.

Our Provincial Government is the biggest business in this Province. How it functions, how it spends your money, and how it provides efficient and reliable services to the people of BC is critical. What type of Leader and what Leadership skills and experience are needed to best run this business?

We look forward to hearing your comments, so please do not hesitate to reply to this email.

If you are looking for meaningful change, please help us get this message out by donating here. We appreciate your help and support.

Sincerely,

Stan Sipos
BC Liberal Party Leadership Candidate
www.stansipos.vote

31 December 2021 Newsletter 6
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29 December 2021 Newsletter 5
Our Time for Bold Change

From The People, For The People

Our Time for Bold Change

Free enterprise is the heartbeat and lifeblood of our Province and our Country. How has socialism worked out in every other global example? It hasn’t. Only the Government benefits from socialism; this is why they are hiring more and more employees. How hard are they trying to boost our free enterprise economy, the small and medium-sized businesses, the revenue generators of our Province? Both our social and economic programs have so much room for improvement, one should not have to be sacrificed for the other. We should be creating opportunities for everyone and standing out as an example for the rest of the country to follow.

Where is our voice and why have we become so complacent? We are allowing the NDP to benefit from our silence. A significant portion of NDP supporters also do not support the current NDP Leadership’s direction. We are all complicit if we do not voice our resistance to the social and economic division the current Government is causing with their “Save the Province” rhetoric.

The current Government is sending out fund-raising messages about how they are saving healthcare, building thousands of affordable homes, and solving the homeless and addictions crisis, just to name a few. This is the reality:

  • Healthcare is on the verge of collapse
  • No common sense surrounding COVID restrictions and lockdowns
  • Affordable homes are a myth
  • The Homelessness and Addictions crisis is getting worse and worse
  • Old Growth Forests continue to be cut down
  • Our Election Boundaries are under threat
  • Non-Union workers are getting kicked to the curb
  • And small and medium sized businesses are getting crushed while wrapped in bureaucracy and red tape

The current Government is now in its second term in office. Any checks and balances partially in place with a minority Government are now a distant memory. The money pouring out of the Finance department looks like Niagara Falls, as reported by some long-time employees. Think of the untold damage our children and the future generations to come are going to face if we continue to sit idly by.

I believe we need a new blueprint and a bold new vision to hold Government accountable.

We are entering the final weeks of one of the most important elections our B.C. Liberal Party has faced. Our Province and Democracy are facing an existential threat, make no mistake about it. It is critical that all of our party stakeholders think about who will actually bring change that matters. Should it be the same old shrug of the shoulders thinking nothing will change regardless who’s behind the wheel? No, it matters and British Columbia’s future is at stake.

Think of all the times you have thought things could be done in a better way, now is that time, and it is why I have entered this race. Having common sense Government is a right everyone should have. If we take this bold new step together, we can bring meaningful change so our children and the next generations can continue to embrace and pursue their dreams for a brighter future.

With little more than a month to go, if my message resonates with you, help us ensure we can get it to the rest of our Party by Donating Here stansipos.vote/donation/.

Go to stansipos.vote to see our platform. And please remember to mark January 18th in your calendar for the final live, televised debate.

Sincerely,

Stan Sipos
B.C. Liberal Leadership Candidate

23 December 2021 Newsletter 4
A Time To Come Together

Happy Holidays Everybody,

I am starting to get more comfortable on this journey so I thought I would send out a personal letter. One of the biggest discussions lately has been the incredible disruptions many British Columbians are facing at present. We have faced challenge after challenge, from the seemingly never-ending pandemic to the many natural disasters destroying our communities. These disruptions are occurring with greater frequency than what we are prepared for, forcing us to question if this will be our new normal.

There is no way we can fully quantify the far-reaching effects of the communities most devastated this past year. Lytton, Merritt, Abbotsford and Fraser Valley, to name a few, experienced so much destruction. One can never fully imagine how this feels unless you have personally experienced such a thing. The trauma of having to evacuate and leave behind all your belongings, your home, and your life, is truly unimaginable.

Once again, we have entered another COVID wave with tight restrictions, crushing hope for so many of us. Another holiday season where families might not be reunited, important surgeries are cancelled, and small businesses suffer through their busiest season. Our healthcare workers are being asked or expected to go above and beyond without the necessary help, resources, or fair compensation. The whole situation continues to feel futile.

Usually, this is a time for celebration, a time to spend with our loved ones, a time for passing a good thought or message to our Neighbours, and a time for giving back to our communities. We can get through this if we come together and remember what is most important.

I have experienced some dark moments in my life, getting through one day at a time, trying to find happiness, faith, or whatever it takes to survive. What I've learned is that slowly, sunlight always returns. December 21st was our shortest day of the year; every day will now get lighter and lighter. All this chaos will one day be a memory. With one good thought and one good wish to everyone, we can all help each other see the sunshine return.

From my family to yours, wishing you all the best for the holidays and the New Year to come.

Sincerely,

 

Stan Sipos
B.C. Liberal Leadership Candidate

 

21 December 2021 Newsletter 3
This is How We Win the Next General Election

This is How We Win the Next General Election

The single most important consideration we have in this upcoming leadership race is determining who has what it takes to defeat the NDP and win a legislative majority. If we learned anything from our last two defeats, British Columbians are tired of life-long politicians and the old Liberal guard. We need bold ideas, fresh faces, and, most importantly, a connection with the masses. Through conversations with many of our B.C. Liberal constituents, people say they will not vote for or support the same old B.C. Liberal Party politics. Times are changing, and people are no longer interested in the status quo. We need someone who has walked in everyone's shoes, who understands working long, hard days for a paycheck, the importance, and challenges in making payroll, and someone who can go toe to toe with John Horgan and defeat him on every point. I am that candidate.

I will bring common sense back to this Province and back to politics. Politics and Bureaucracy have gone out of control. Governments and elected officials have forgotten what they are supposed to do, which is serve the people. I am not here for the pension or to further my career. I am here to do one thing: get the job done. For too long, career politicians have been running things into the ground. It's time we make a change. I do not want to further divide our society or our parties. We need to come together because the issues we face today are not experienced by just one side; they affect us all.

I am not a politician; I will set Term Limits because politicians are supposed to serve the people, make positive change, then get out. Two or three terms should be more than enough to make change without having to worry that they need to be re-elected time and time again. No more career politicians collecting comfortable pay-cheques and secure pensions; losing sight of what their role is supposed to be. Enough is enough. I will kick the barn door down and bring about the change this Province badly needs.

I have a strong understanding of what it takes to build Housing and where the roadblocks are. We will have thousands of homes under construction by our second year in office. I understand the bottlenecks causing many of our housing issues, and I know what it takes to collaborate with Municipalities and Communities to overcome these issues. Most importantly, however, we cannot keep blaming someone else; this is not just the NDP's fault. The reality is that hard-working British Columbians cannot buy a home. This needs to change, and I will change this.

Climate change is undeniable, causing catastrophic damage across our Province, season after season. Why have we not taken bold action to mitigate these issues, address our crumbling infrastructure, and turn things around? We need to do everything we can to become the Green Leaders of Canada. We do not need to compromise our economy to develop clean solutions for all industries. Investing in research and technology is the first step in finding innovative ideas and solutions that will bring a world of change to our Province.

I know these may sound like hollow words; however, in 1969, we put a person on the moon. Why is it not possible that British Columbia, with all its incredible citizens, cannot become a global leader in green solutions, education, and jobs? We need to become the role model for the world to see what is possible when we all come together and work as a team. We have it in us; each one of us can dream and believe in the impossible. It's not an either-or decision; we can grow our economy like never before while taking bold action on climate change. This is what I see as our new vision. Fresh and common-sense ideas.

Healthcare is another system on the verge of collapse. My wife is a doctor, and we discuss this daily; our healthcare professionals discuss this too and have provided solutions and recommendations, yet no one listens or acts. They continue to be expected to work in unsafe environments with inadequate support, and they are leaving in staggering numbers. Administration, however, now takes up over 50% of our health care system. What is Government doing? Virtually nothing, just trying to deflect and make excuses. We will listen and collaborate with all healthcare workers to bring immediate change. Our healthcare system needs to be one where people are proud to work in and where our citizens can get the care they deserve. This barn door is also getting kicked down, and the administration is going to get back in line.

The many members of the NDP, who are hard-working British Columbians, are not the enemy. They are a voice that needs to be heard and accommodated in our party because every voice counts. We cannot just serve 37% of our population and forget about the remaining 63%. If we continue along with politics, as usual, we will never win successive Majority Governments again. Winning a Majority Government is our mandate, and this is what I am here to do.

The single most important consideration is picking a Leader who can win the next General Election and who has the policies and vision to get us there. I am that candidate. I cannot do this alone; I am just one person. If we walk together on this journey, what we can accomplish is limitless.

​Thank you, and Happy Holidays,

Stan Sipos

14 December 2021 Newsletter 2
We Need Leadership

From The People, For The People

We need strong leadership to defeat the NDP in the next General Election. We cannot afford another term of NDP rule. Our policies and vision will win the next BC General Election by uniting the province and winning a comprehensive majority. Some of our most widely agreed-upon policies are below:

Economy

We will focus on strengthening small and medium-sized local businesses across our Province. All too often, the Government saddles them with copious red tape, bureaucratic roadblocks, ever-climbing taxation, and policies that place them second fiddle to the large international conglomerates who take all their profit out of our Province. This will change under our watch.

Tax Dollars

We believe that your hard-earned tax dollars should be managed just like you manage your bank account judiciously, carefully, and with the future in mind. We come from a life of balancing budgets, making payroll, and understanding the importance of watching every dollar.

Common Sense Decisions

Everyone agrees our infrastructure is in a state of crisis. Yet year after year, all our Politicians do is talk, order studies, and find reasons why we can’t get things built. We will get large projects started quickly, cutting through the red tape and multi-year approvals process currently stopping common sense projects across BC such as new bridges, roads, and other critical infrastructure. We will also ensure they are designed for the next Century and not just the next Decade. Infrastructure is the lifeblood of our economy, without it, we cannot grow, and the costs of not building better infrastructure vastly outweighs the costs of building it…

Call To Action

Let’s prioritize fixing inefficient municipal politics and their cascading side effects into all facets of everyday life. We cannot be afraid to use our Provincial power to mandate faster civic approvals timelines, smarter expenditure of taxpayer dollars, and blanket rezoning’s on day one where we all agree density is needed. We are in a housing crisis, every year the growth in population vastly outpaces the increase in housing, this leads to one thing, price increases. We will ensure enough housing units are built to keep up with population growth, enabling us to provide affordable housing across BC.

Please visit www.stansipos.vote to see more of our platform and support us in winning this Leadership race and the next BC General Election.

Thank you,

Stan Sipos Campaign

08 December 2021 Newsletter 1
Meet Stan Sipos

Introducing Stan Sipos for B.C. Liberal Leadership:

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