John Cummins

BC Conservative Party Leader

John Cummins and the BCC Party may be happy that people keep thinking they're associated with the federal Conservative Party.


An unprincipled politician who opposed the minimum wage increase but takes a $100,000.00 per year federal pension financed by your tax dollars.


A politician who calls himself a conservative but voted for the BC NDP.


A “conservative” who opposed the Asia-Pacific Gateway (improvements to ports, highways, bridges and airports) and provincial government work .

You just can’t trust John Cummins

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John Cummins Vote For The NDP

  • BCC leader John Cummins sure likes to call himself a conservative. But if Cummins is so conservative, why did he vote for the BC NDP in the last provincial election. A conservative voting NDP? That's not common sense, that's Cummins sense!

NDP Voter

John's thrown his hat in the ring for the provincial leadership, he's an even better friend to the BC NDP.

Why? Because he would take votes from the only true free-enterprise party in the province and elect an NDP government. John Cummins will put BC's economy and financial stability at risk to suit his ego.

Does that sound like a principled politician that you can trust? We don't think so.

Selma Z. Dennis

Selma is an ardent supporter of Trump and makes sure she goes to all his rallies. In her spare time, she likes reading books on politics. She also worked in the air force from 2010 to 2015

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What You Need to Know About Common Law Marriages

Common law marriage or common law union as they are often called is the act of living together as husband and wife without being legally married. One third of all unions in Quebec result in common law marriages and often children are born into this union. What is confusing is that the recognition of common law marriages differs from province to province. Although they may be recognized at the federal level, they are not recognized in the province Quebec.

For the sake of the Federal pension plan common law relationship regardless of sex, are recognized even in Quebec because it is a federally administered program, but in the case of Quebec Family Law the situation changes drastically.

What common law couples do not know is that they have no rights as common law partners under the Quebec law. When common law marriages breakup the common law female spouses and their children are not entitled to anything a legal wife and children would have should a licensed marriage end in divorce.

The common law union in Quebec is not recognized as a marriage but is known as a “conjoints de fait”, “de facto union” and can equally apply to same sex couples. These couples have no rights when it comes to ” alimony, family patrimony, compensatory allowance, and the matrimonial regime.” The Matrimonial regime has several options afforded to legal spouses, which includes the division of property after a divorce or separation. However, the common law couple is entitled take back just what they came into the union with, without much other legal recourse. There are no protected rights for the wife and child to live in the family home, and often time the women have no real assets of any kind.

A Montreal woman who lived with a well to do businessman and had three children as a result of that union has challenged the law in Quebec Superior Court this week. She is claiming alimony for her ten-year union with this man. She feels she has earned the right to receive alimony as if she was his legal wife. She is asking for 50 million dollars and $56,000 a month support. The woman met the businessman overseas and he enticed her to come back to Canada with him but he never married her. They lived with her as husband and wife and during their 10 years together, they had three children together.

Quebec law stipulates that the names of the family cannot be revealed in civil matters. Nevertheless, the woman’s attorney Anne Marie Goldwater can be mentioned. She states, “that it comes down to a question of dignity.” However, Quebec law does allow for child support payments and the man has been paying for child support since their breakup.

The stark facts are that 35 percent of Quebec couples are in common law marriages and 60 per cent of these unions have sired children.

Anne Marie Goldwater says that Quebec Law is outdated and common law spouses should be afforded the same rights as legally married spouses. Goldwater feels that the kids are entitled to the same lifestyle that they had while the couple remained together. Simple child support payments will not afford that opportunity. She feels the children who have done nothing wrong will have to suffer. She maintains that the Quebec’s Civil Code, as well as Canadian marriage laws, discriminate against “live-in couples because they restrict the definition of marriage to a “lawful union” of two people. Common-law couples are being left out of the definition without regard for the quality of the relationship they’ve entered into.”


Similarly, Sylvia Shrim, a family law attorney says that Quebec common couples just do not realize that they have fewer rights than their legally married counterparts. There is not much protection under the law for these common law couples. Quebec is the only province that has not adapted to the modern times.

Although the case presented is of a wealthy family at the time of their union, most families in Quebec are far from wealthy. The single parent moms and children are living on meager means, and upon separation from their common law spouses the situation becomes dire, many times these women and children have no recourse but to seek welfare, food banks and other means to make ends meet.

Note: For Americans who wish to enter into a common law union, the definition of common law union has always been that a woman and man announce themselves to world that they are husband and wife, (a public announcement is necessary it is not sufficient to just live together and keep silent about it). They must live in this union depending upon the laws of the state anywhere from 7 to 14 years to be recognized as husband and wife without actually getting married.

However, the majority of states do not recognize the common law union, What is quite interesting is that if a couple comes from a state such as Texas which recognizes a common law union and moves to California a state that does not, California state law will allow the union as “married.”


A Career in Law Enforcement


Test Fly a Career in Law Enforcement
If you are in high school or college and you think you want to pursue a career in law enforcement, but you are not sure (or even if you are), there is a program that will give you hands on experience. The program is Volunteers in Police Service (VIPS).

VIPS celebrated its seventh anniversary this past May. When the program began in 2002 there were only 76 local or state law enforcement programs registered. Now, according to the VIPS website, there are 1,910 VIPS programs and 222,000 volunteers from all fifty states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and Guam. There all also some programs abroad.

What exactly is VIPS?

VIPS is a program begun after the tragedy of 9/11. Volunteers are involved in every conceivable activity in law enforcement agencies of all sizes throughout the United States. They participate in municipal police departments, sheriffs departments, and state police agencies. Volunteers serve throughout the departments in a variety of assignments including crime prevention, Special Investigations, Patrol (including Disabled parking enforcement), D.A.R.E., Personnel amp; Training, Traffic Bureau, Fleet Maintenance, Records and Administration. The V.I.P.S. also provide additional support with special events that take place in each year.


What do you, the volunteer, get out of it?

You get exposure to the real behind the scenes of every day police activity. You develop marketable skills for future career development You work with real officers and make valuable contacts that will serve you well if your pursue a career in law enforcement Your experience is documented You will have interesting experiences You will have first hand knowledge upon which to base your decision to pursue a career in law enforcement. You get to give back to your community and help make it a better place. What is expected of you?
Most likely you will need to undergo a background check You will be expected to show up on time for your assignments If you need a change to schedule you must communicate with your volunteer coordinator You will be expected to perform your duties to the best of your ability. You will keep confidential information confidential What does the law enforcement agency get out of it?
Officers are freed from duties that would keep them from performing police work In this time of budget issues, no police department has enough money or staff to do all that needs to be done. Having a strong and active volunteer force is essential for any law enforcement agency struggling to meet the ever-increasing needs of the community it serves. Closer contact with the community means better understanding on both sides. So if you seriously think you want to a career in law enforcement VIPS is the place to start.


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