This morning, Vaughn Palmer of the Vancouver Sun - one of the province's most veteran political reporters tweeted the following:
BC Conservative annual convention in Nanaimo Saturday. Policy discussions closed to media. Not the practice with NDP, Liberals.
As a card-carrying member of the BC Liberal Party - I agree that Policy Sessions should and must be debated in public. After all - it has been the tradition of other political parties, like the Federal/Provincial NDP, Progressive Conservatives throughout Canada, as examples and I reject arguments like We don't need the distraction of the media, when discussing policy, in the room. Bull___ - most political parties have discussed party policy while the media was in the room and I haven't heard any complaining from party members
Now the real question is - What do the BC Conservatives have to hide?? After all - they want to govern BC, they need to show that they stand behind their policies including debating them, in public
Update (Fri Sept 23rd at 10:45am):
Alan Forseth, from the BC Conservatives, says that anyone can read the BC Conservative Party Policy here, but again - it doesn't answer the question - Why don't the BC Conservatives want the media in the room when their members debate their policies, unlike what occurs at BC Liberal Policy Sessions...?