Doug Stead's Political Background
I have been, over the years, a member of the Conservative Party, Reform Party and NDP. In the last few years I have been generous in financial contribution to both right and left wing politicians. In each, I look for consistency in their ideas, words and behaviors.
I ran as an Independent MLA in 2001 and had only one issue - the corruption of the Criminal Code of Canada by the BC 1983 Crown Council Act and how it lets pedophiles and sexual predators get away with the most despicable crimes against children. I didn't want to win at that time, as the cut in pay would have hurt my partners, staff and myself way too much. The issues are still around, though, and the time is right for me to run and put all my energy into the position!