I listened to John Cummins, leader of the provincial Conservative Party, on radio today.
Memories from long ago came flooding back.
I can’t remember how I met John but suspect it may have been at the initial meeting of the Reform party with Preston Manning.
John then lived in Langley, rented a modest apartment and had a wife and a little boy.
John taught school in those days for a living and continued to do so when he moved to Delta.
His income he augmented by commercial fishing.
He was a hard-working, decent fellow who cared about the welfare of all. With compassion and caring he nursed his wife through the horrors of terminal cancer until her death.
A few years later, John turned up at my home to present his new wife who was a widow with children and was a flight attendant for Air Canada.
In the meantime, his son was making a name for himself in the movie industry.
The reason I am giving these few brief facts is this: John Cummins cares about all of us. He is a dedicated, decent fellow who has worked hard all his life and who represented Delta well as a Member of Parliament.
At election time, if I’m still around, John will get my vote as he cares about me and all of us irrespective of our circumstances or political stripe.