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NEWS RELEASE · 26th March 2012
BC Conservative Party
John Cummins, Leader of British Columbia's Conservatives, welcomed John van Dongen, MLA for Abbotsford South into the BC Conservative Party.

"John van Dongen is a man of principle and integrity, and I am delighted that he has joined BC's fastest growing party," said Cummins. "I am excited to work with John as we reach out to British Columbians and share our message of fiscal responsibility, ending the catch-and-release justice system, and reducing the influence of special interests in the political process. John's experience in the legislature will be invaluable in holding the government to account."

When asked why he made the move, "I decided to join the BC Conservatives because they are a party devoted to integrity and are motivated by a genuine commitment to public service," said van Dongen. He went on to say "I am energized to be part of a principled, honest and growing party that offers the people of BC a credible, free enterprise option in the next provincial election."