As Norm Farrell pointed out on the Twitmachine yesterday, the ostensible leader of the Vancouver Island Party, Mr. Robin Richardson, used to be a Fraser Institute guy.
So much so that the dear leader even wrote a book with the Big Muddy's main man Michael Walker.
Which is all fine, as far as it goes, given that the good Mr. Richardson describes his party as fiscally conservative.
But, according to CHEK News' Ben O'Hara, he also describes the party as something else as well:
...“We are fiscally conservative, socially progressive and environmentally green,” he (Richardson) writes...
Leaving aside the environmental thing for the moment, the bit above in bold is most interesting given that awhile back the Mr. Richardson tried to take the FedCon 'Alliance' party's nomination away from Keith Martin in Esquimalt because Dr. Martin was, at least in part, pro-choice.
The MoCo had the story back in the day:
...Alliance members in the riding of Esquimalt-Juan de Fuca will choose Saturday night between Martin and a more conservative challenger Robin Richardson, who opposes abortion.
"The opposite of 'pro life' is 'pro death'," Richardson says. "This 'pro choice' is just a weasely way out of it."
During public debates, he has argued that women who have abortions get diseases and die younger a claim that Martin has dismissed as "crap."...
Do you smell what I smell?
Please note the irony in Dr. Martin's description of Mr. Richardson's bogus claims about disease and death as a result of abortions given the short lived Canadian Reform Alliance Party monicker that was once associated with the pre-Steve party...
More later on the good Mr. Richardson's BCL-lovin' Stockboy connection...