The election of
Regional Directors must be completed before December 31, 2019 in each of the BC
Liberal Party’s 12 regions throughout the province. The Regional Director is a
volunteer role elected by Party members.
WHAT ARE THE DUTIES
OF A REGIONAL DIRECTOR?
coordinate the work of all Riding Associations and other entities of the Party
in the region;
report on the region at meetings of the Party Executive and the Provincial
communicate decisions of the Party Executive and the Provincial Council to the
Riding Associations and other entities of the Party in the region; and
ensure that there is an active Riding Association in each electoral district.
WHO IS ELIGIBLE TO
BE ELECTED AS A REGIONAL DIRECTOR?
person must be a member of the BC Liberal Party, residing in the region to be
represented by the Regional Director.
or before August 29, 2019 at 5:00 PM, deliver to the Party President or the
written nomination signed by at least 25 Members, representing at least two of
the ridings in the region to be represented by the Regional Director (as set
out in Schedule A); and;
completed candidate questionnaire.
WHO IS ELIGIBLE TO
VOTE FOR A REGIONAL DIRECTOR?
member of the Party is eligible to vote for a Regional Director seeking
election in the region in which such member resides.
only one Member submits a nomination seeking election for Regional Director in
a particular region by Thursday, August 29th, 2019 at 5:00 PM (the “Nomination
Deadline”), then such person will be acclaimed as the Regional Director for
following election process will take place in regions where two or more
eligible candidates exists:
President will deliver to Presidents of the Riding Associations that comprise
the region in which a Regional Director is to be elected a notice of the
election of the Regional Director (the “Notice of Regional Director Election”).
The Notice of Regional Director Election will provide details of the locations,
dates, times, and manner of the election of the Regional Director as approved
by the President, in consultation with the Riding Associations affected.
Headquarters will post the Notice of Regional Director Election on the Party’s
website and will transmit the same by email to Members residing in the region
in which an election of a Regional Director is to take place.
election of Regional Directors for a particular region will take place no
earlier than 21 days after the date on which the Notice of Regional Director
Elections is sent by email to Members of the affected Riding Associations.
President will appoint returning officers for the elections of Regional
votes by Members for a Regional Director will be weighed so that each Riding
Association in the region will have equal input in the election of the Regional
Director representing their region.
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But radical, American-funded activists want to shut down Canada’s energy industry — and that’s why they support John Horgan and the NDP’s radical plans to block pipelines, kill energy jobs, and keep gas prices rising.
These foreign-funded activist groups have deep pockets – and they’re trying to influence how British Columbians vote.
Only the BC Liberals will stand up for all hard working British Columbians – because we believe in opportunity for all of BC.
Learn more about the Control of Foreign Funding and Electoral Influence Act.
BURNABY – John Horgan’s NDP government is bending over backwards to do the bidding of big labour backers – and tonight, union bosses are rewarding them with a cozy fundraiser in Burnaby.
Headlining tonight’s NDP fundraiser in Burnaby are labour minister Harry Bains, BC Federation of Labour president Laird Cronk, and Fed secretary-treasurer Sussanne Skidmore – two senior union leaders who are registered to lobby Bains, Premier John Horgan, and chief of staff Geoff Meggs on behalf of select unions represented by the BC Fed.
“With union donations now illegal in BC, NDP allies and insiders like the BC Fed have found a loophole – hosting fundraisers for the same NDP ministers they lobby behind closed doors,” said Jas Johal, BC Liberal MLA for Richmond-Queensborough. “This cozy relationship between BC’s biggest union bosses, and the NDP government that’s giving them special treatment, just doesn’t pass the smell test for hard-working British Columbians struggling to get ahead.”
Between 2005 and the 2017 changes to BC’s political financing laws, the BC Fed and its member unions donated more than $12.4 million to the BC NDP, its riding associations, and its candidates.
And documents filed with the BC Registrar of Lobbyists show that Cronk, Skidmore, and other BC Fed officials have held closed-door lobbying meetings with Bains, Horgan, Meggs, and Cronk’s spouse Amber Hockin, a former NDP treasurer who is now a political appointee in Horgan’s office, a total of 27 times over the past year.
Horgan’s NDP government has repaid the BC Fed’s generosity with a series of handouts and special favours since taking power, including:
Giving BC Building Trades unions a monopoly on large provincial construction projects –excluding independent unions and unaffiliated workers who make up 85% of the workforce and drastically increasing cost to taxpayers.
Excluding non-union workers in government-funded social services agencies from wage increases.
Gutting BC Labour Code provisions that protect workers from “raids” between rival unions – putting workplace safety and stability in jeopardy.
Scheming to eliminate the secret ballot for union certification – exposing workers to workplace bullying and intimidation – until forced to back down under Opposition pressure.
“While fundraisers like this one may be within the letter of the law, British Columbians know that influential union lobbyists co-hosting exclusive fundraisers with NDP decision-makers is just plain wrong,” Johal added. “No wonder NDP-friendly union insiders are profiting from John Horgan’s blatant favouritism, while British Columbians keep working harder and fall further behind.”
Vancouver, BC — For the first time, the BC Liberal Party is embarking on a brand new, wide-open, proactive recruitment drive for potential candidates from all corners of British Columbia.
Women, millennials, and BC’s diverse communities are still under-represented in the Legislature. The BC Liberals want to change that by taking their recruitment efforts, Ready to Run BC, to the public, and reaching out to talented, passionate, free-enterprise individuals who may have considered running for office before, but didn’t know how to get involved.
The BC Liberal Party is a big tent organization with supporters from all ages, genders and ethnicities and it’s time to reflect that through our elected representatives.
BC Liberal Leader, Andrew Wilkinson, said: “I’m driven by creating opportunity for all of British Columbia. That’s why I’m proud to launch this proactive candidate recruitment initiative so we can start engaging with British Columbians who share our vision of BC. We’re looking for individuals, from all backgrounds and walks of life, who want to give back by making a meaningful contribution to the future of British Columbia.
Every political party including ours can, and must, do a better job at embracing diversity through merit — especially encouraging millennials, women and underrepresented communities to compete for nominations and run as proud BC Liberals in the next election, whenever that may be.
Our team is one where hard work is rewarded, enterprise is celebrated, and everyone is encouraged to participate. If that sounds like you, I want you to be a candidate on our team going into the next election.”
The BC Liberals’ Ready to Run initiative is the first in a series of steps in order to be considered for candidacy in the next provincial election, whenever that may be. Registering interest on our new portal is followed up with a one on one conversation with party HQ staff, where prospective candidates can learn about process and expectations in order to move forward with a candidacy letter of intent.
We are encouraging British Columbians from every riding to participate; however we will be focusing our nomination efforts on currently unheld ridings until any incumbents have made their decision to retire. We are pleased we already have over 87 interested potential candidates in every region of the province, and we can’t wait to hear back from many more as we launch this first-ever recruitment effort.
As a councillor and then as Chief Councillor of the Haisla Nation, I worked for years with my community to achieve the potential of LNG in British Columbia.
We recognized this potential because we lived it. We knew that BC is uniquely placed to provide natural gas to Asia as a cleaner energy source. And the prosperity that came with the early stages of LNG preparatory work transformed our community – providing jobs, dignity, and a bright future for our people.
Thankfully, we had a strong partner in the BC Liberal government. They also recognized how LNG could transform British Columbia for the better, and they worked tirelessly to make it happen.
This video is the story of how we got it done.
There were many who said it couldn’t be done.
As a member of a First Nation band and as a leader, I had to hear and read statements made by politicians who opposed LNG outright, even though they knew that this opportunity would help solve so many issues, including Indigenous poverty and climate change.
John Horgan called LNG “an industry that’s going nowhere”.
George Heyman, now the NDP environment minister, referred to LNG as “pixie dust”, and education minister Rob Fleming called it “pie in the sky”.
Michelle Mungall, now the NDP energy minister, said LNG “ain’t good for anybody in this province.”
Today, with the announcement of a final investment decision to build the Kitimat LNG project in my home community, the NDP will try to take credit for what is the biggest private sector investment ever made in British Columbia.
But you and I know that we wouldn’t be here today without the dedication of the communities that supported LNG, the BC Liberal team, and everyone who voted and volunteered for us along the way.
Thank you for doing your part. Let’s share this moment with pride.