Christy Clark is was in Kelowna on December 21, speaking to a crowd of over 50 BC Liberals she outlined her vision for changing British Columbia. Of the policies she discussed, the underlying trend is evident, greater participation, greater involvement of British Columbians in their political process. These policies included holding a free vote on the HST in the legislature, holding annual party policy conventions, and decentralizing power by empowering cabinet and caucus along with greater attention given to private member bills.
Excerpts from the above video of Christy Clark:
"When I thought about whether or not I wanted to run for Premier of British Columbia, I decided I thought I could help make a difference for people. And I thought I could help them find that seed of optimism inside themselves and help them recognize that they could make their lives better, that that's where change for themselves and for their whole communities, for their whole families exist. It's not the government that does it for you, it's you who does that for you."
"I really profoundly believe that government has a duty, not to communicate what they want to us, their duty is to allow us to have our voice heard and listen to what we have to say."
"We need to stop the flow of information from just coming from Victoria, and change it so that it starts coming up from communities. We need to stop the centralization of power in the Premier's office and empower our cabinet to really be able to make decisions and to respond to the community... We need to empower our caucus, I think we should set a goal for a number of private members bills we pass every year...And then we need to invigorate our political party. I don't think it's good enough to come to you every four years and say, "Hey listen, Can you help me get elected?" I think we should have annual policy conventions, where your ideas are on the floor of the convention, and we have a vigorous arguments and debates over them. I don't think anything should be out of bounds."