Thursday March 22, 2012

Local Politics

Conservatives In It To Win It

Chilliwack candidate John Martin hits the ground running for April 19 election

Released by the BC Conservative Party


ohn Martin, BC Conservative justice critic and candidate in the Chilliwack-Hope by-election reacted to the by-election called for April 19.


"For over the past two months we have been knocking on doors and listening to the concerns of the people of Chilliwack-Hope. They are concerned about the high cost of living, the safety of their communities and the air quality in the Fraser Valley." said Martin in a press release Thursday, adding that "I will be working hard to promote the BC Conservative message - we are the only party pledging to eliminate the carbon tax, the only party to stop the Liberal catch-and-release justice system and I am the only candidate that took a solid stand against a Liberal garbage incinerator that will pollute our air."

"The people of Chilliwack-Hope finally have a true Conservative choice this election. A vote for the Conservatives is a vote to send the Christy Clark Liberal government a message that the people are tired of failed Liberal  policies. I have a simple message: if you want a common sense Conservative, vote Conservative."

About John Martin

John Martin is a criminologist and has been teaching in the School of Criminology at the University of the Fraser Valley for more than two decades. He has also taught criminal justice to students at Douglas College, the Native Education Centre in Vancouver and Lethbridge College. Additionally, he has run courses for RCMP members at the Pacific Regional Training Centre and recruits at the Correctional Service of Canada's Staff College.


John specializes in the fields of crime prevention, criminal justice reform, victims' rights and public safety. He is regularly invited to speak to groups on all matters related to crime and justice and is a frequent guest on talk radio and other media.


John Martin has a long running opinion column that has appeared in numerous newspapers including Chilliwack Times, the Province Newspaper and Abbotsford Times. He has testified before the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights in Ottawa and spent a semester teaching Canadian Studies at Takushoku University in Japan as a visiting scholar.


Raised in the Lower Mainland, he has lived in various parts of British Columbia including the Cariboo and Similkameen and resides in Chilliwack with his wife of over twenty years, Margaret, and their two Shetland Sheepdogs.


He holds a Certificate of Technology in Broadcast Communications from BCIT and two degrees in Criminology from SFU. A long time martial artist (with a 5th Dan black belt in Karate and 1st Dan in Eskrima) and musician, he is a member of the Royal Canadian Legion in Chilliwack and a devotee of low and slow southern barbecue.


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