Political commentator and independent journalist Aaron Gunn is officially launching Common Sense BC, an initiative to promote a new political alternative for British Columbians.
"For too long, there has been no political party and no political leaders, standing up for the everyday, hard-working taxpayers of this province," Gunn told The Post Millennial in an email. "On November 5th, 2021, I made a promise to all of you of a new political alternative for B.C. by the time of the next election."
Until recently, Gunn was set to compete in the BC Liberal Leadership campaign but was abruptly rejected by the unelected party committee from running. According to an Oct. 22 official Liberal Party news release, Gunn's candidacy would be "inconsistent with the BC Liberal Party's commitment to reconciliation, diversity and acceptance of all British Columbians."
The party claims to have gone through a "thorough review of Mr. Gunn's statements on social media, both public and private."
In response, Gunn tweeted, "Today, it became clear that conservatives, and all British Columbians who believe in common sense and freedom of speech, are no longer welcome in today's BC Liberal Party."
Since his rejection, Gunn renounced his membership with the BC Liberals, vowing to introduce a conservative alternative for British Columbians. Common Sense BC is meant to be the springboard for that new political movement in British Columbia.
It remains unknown whether Gunn will turn Common Sense BC into a new party or take over the currently defunct BC Conservative party.