A NEW BEGINNING FOR REAL CONSERVATIVES IN
THE RIDING OF PRINCE GEORGE – NORTH CARIBOO
Arthur Topham – Editor/Publisher
of the Cariboo Sentinel
October 28th, 2023
Editor’s Note: It is with great pleasure and relief that last evening while scrolling down my Newsfeed on X (formerly Twitter) I came across the following Tweet by the Conservative Party of BC.
I immediately clicked on the url to their website https://www.conservativebc.ca/sheldonclare in order to find out who Sheldon Clare was and why he decided to commit to running in my riding (North Cariboo). I was most favourably impressed by reading through his bio and the diversity of his experience as a local boy who had grown up in the hub city of Prince George.
I breathed a sigh of relief knowing that when the next provincial election is called in BC that the people of North Cariboo and Prince George will finally have a viable third and Conservative choice of who they want in government to represent and speak out for the values that they believe in and wish to hang on to as the province (and the country as a whole) continues to steer the BC ship of state through the troubled waters that now plainly face not only beautiful BC but the world as a whole.
It’s also important to know that the Conservative Party of BC with its Leader John Rustad is not officially associated with any other federal, provincial or municipal conservative parties including the present Conservative Party of Canada.
To quote from the party website here are the principles of the Conservative Party of BC which Sheldon Clare and party will be striving to uphold under the slogan “Fight for BC!” when the next election rolls around:
• Good government.
A belief that good government is ethical, accountable, fiscally responsible and enforces the rule of law to provide for the peace and security of our society. A further belief in smaller, less intrusive, more efficient government to afford the greatest amount of freedom with the least amount of taxation;
• Individual liberty and freedom.
A belief that every individual has value, that life and liberty are a fundamental and inviolable right, and that everyone is born equal to enjoy life in a tolerant society that respects their individuality and freedom of speech, religion, and assembly;
• Social responsibility.
A belief in a strong social safety net that cares for the vulnerable in our society while encouraging individual self-sufficiency;
• Free-enterprise economy.
A belief that a competitive free-enterprise economy with the right to private property are essential to encourage the entrepreneurial spirit that creates prosperity; and
• To support the work of like-minded organizations, and elections of representatives at other levels of government.
As the Editor & Publisher of the Cariboo Sentinel this online news site will be promoting Sheldon Clare and the Conservative Party of BC. The other two major parties, the New Democratic Party (NDP) and the former Liberal Party of BC (now identifying as the BC UNITED party) have, over the course of the last 3 years, proven themselves to be inadequate to the task of providing the people of British Columbia with the good governance that it deserves. Space in this Intro won’t allow me to provide all the sordid details as to why it’s time for them to either be put out to pasture or be incarcerated for their actions. Now back to Sheldon Clare.
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Sheldon Clare – CONSERVATIVE PARTY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA
PRINCE GEORGE-NORTH CARIBOO – Candidate
Born and bred in the heart of Prince George, British Columbia, Sheldon Clare’s deep roots in the community have shaped his unwavering commitment to the betterment of Prince George-North Cariboo. A loving father to two daughters, Elise and Danielle, Sheldon’s life is dedicated to both his family and the community he proudly calls home.
A Scholarly Journey with a Passion for Education
Sheldon’s academic journey is marked by excellence. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in International Relations from the esteemed University of British Columbia. Furthermore, his passion for military history led him to achieve cum laude honours for his Master of Arts degree from Norwich University.
Dedicated to the Classroom
Since 1993, Sheldon has been an integral part of the College of New Caledonia (CNC), where he has played a pivotal role in shaping young minds. As an educator, his dedication goes beyond teaching, as he served as a contract negotiator for 12 years. His leadership qualities shone through with six terms as the chair of the provincial Bargaining Co-ordination Committee, ensuring the welfare of educators across the province. Sheldon’s commitment extended to serving on the CNC Board of Governors, where his insights and vision contributed to the institution’s growth and development.
A Defender of Canadian Values
Sheldon’s service to the nation extends beyond the classroom. As a reserve army officer, he dedicated over seven years to instructing cadets, instilling discipline and leadership in the next generation of Canadian citizens. His advocacy successfully led to the establishment of a reserve infantry unit in Prince George, bolstering the region’s contribution to national security.
A Musician and Sports Enthusiast
Sheldon’s passion for music has found expression as a piper, playing with the local pipe band since his teenage years. His love for the outdoors is evident through his interests in hunting, shooting, and both downhill and cross-country skiing. Sheldon’s dedication to sports goes beyond participation; he is a certified Biathlon Canada Technical Delegate and trained coach. His commitment to the sport is reflected in his service on the board of Biathlon BC.
A Community Leader with a Heart of Gold
Sheldon’s leadership extends to various community organizations. He served two terms as the president of Royal Canadian Legion Branch 43 in Prince George and continues to hold the esteemed position of Legion Chair. Additionally, he played a pivotal role as the national president of Canada’s National Firearms Association from 2010 to 2021, advocating for responsible firearms ownership.
As a past multi-term president and current director at large of the PG Rod and Gun Club, Sheldon contributes significantly to the outdoor and recreational community in Prince George. He is a seasoned adventurer, having enjoyed caving, ice climbing, and mountaineering. His commitment to outdoor pursuits is exemplified by his three-term chairmanship of the Prince George Section of the Alpine Club of Canada.
Sheldon Clare’s involvement as a key organizer for the rejuvenated Northern Hardware Canoe Race from 2015 to 2019 demonstrates his dedication to preserving local traditions and fostering community connections. His multifaceted leadership and unwavering commitment make him an exceptional candidate for the Conservative Party of BC in Prince George-North Cariboo. Sheldon Clare is ready to bring his rich experience and passion for community service to the forefront, ensuring a brighter future for the people of Prince George-North Cariboo.
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Sheldon Clare Nominated in Prince George-North Cariboo
Oct 27, 2023
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