Former premier endorses independent candidate Mischa Popoff

By Contributor
May 3rd, 2013

Bill Vander Zalm, former B.C. Premier and leader of the successful anti-HST campaign, has endorsed Mischa Popoff, an independent conservative candidate in Boundary-Similkameen.

Popoff was dropped by B.C. Conservative Leader John Cummins for what Cummins said were “insensitive and disrespectful” comments about single mothers. Popoff denied the accusation and said he was speaking in support of two-parent families which have a better record of raising children than single parents.

Now Vander Zalm has weighed in supporting Popoff in the May 14 provincial election.

“I’ve been watching Mischa Popoff’s campaign for MLA of Canada’s most desirable constituency, the Boundary-Similkameen,” he said in a statement today. “I’m confident the constituents of this riding, appreciate a candidate who says what he believes and stands for, who represents voters, and is not subject to party dictates.

“Popoff has my endorsement and every wish for success in the upcoming provincial election.”

The other leader of the anti-HST campaign was Chris Delaney. Although he no longer lives in Canada, he emailed Popoff April 27 asking where he could send a donation to help his campaign.

Back in 2010 Vander Zalm said his grassroots campaign to kill the harmonized sales tax marked the re-birth of democracy in a province that has been governed by a series of “dictators.” His endorsement of Mischa Popoff shows he’s still fighting for the little guy.

If you voted against the HST, you should vote for Mischa Popoff.

— This press release was submitted by Frank Hilliard, campaign manager for Mischa Popoff. 

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