Former MP takes over leadership of B.C. Conservatives
Former Conservative Member of Parliament John Cummins is now the new leader of the B.C. Conservative Party.
Cummins was elected by party delegates during a gathering in Surrey, B.C. Saturday.
One of his first promises was to get rid of the controversial carbon tax if a B.C. Conservative government was elected.
Cummins says the tax -- implemented by the Gordon Campbell government in a plan to fight climate change -- adds more to the cost of everything, including gas, food and clothing.
He told the crowd his leadership brings a real choice for British Columbians, instead of the revolving door of Liberal and New Democrat governments.
While the party hasn't been a factor in provincial politics since 1933, organizers hope Cummins' leadership will draw more attention from voters.