Monday, October 31, 2016

BC Conservatives out of BC 2017 Election?

This past Friday - the Times Colonist reported that BC Conservative Party Leader Dan Brooks was stripped of his leadership as the BC Conservative Party Board of Directors' lacked a sufficient quorum to approve his candidacy as a leadership contender for the BC Conservative Party Leadership which was decided back in September at a BC Conservative Party AGM held in Prince George - read more here

Meanwhile - Kamloops political blogger (and my uncle) Alan Forseth wrote on this subject which you can read here, here and here

It seems that the BC Conservative Party have effectively shut themselves out of the 2017 BC Election and now will have to work towards being ready (IF they can) for the 2021 BC Election

The BC Conservatives were not going to have any meaningful impact in the two Cariboo ridings of Cariboo-Chilcotin/Cariboo-North in next year's provincial election.  Without the BC Conservatives running in either Cariboo-North or Cariboo Chilcotin next year, it looks like the riding to watch in the Cariboo-Chilcotin is Cariboo-North as I expect Donna Barnett to easily hold her seat of Cariboo-Chilcotin vs any challenger from the BC NDP/BC Greens or other parties/Ind. MLA Candidate

Meanwhile - only the BC Liberals have announced their candidates for both Cariboo ridings (Donna Barnett in Cariboo-Chilcotin & Coralee Oakes in Cariboo-North). 

The BC NDP have not yet named their candidates in these two ridings.  The BC Greens will be putting up Rita Giesbrecht in Cariboo-Chilcotin but no word yet in Cariboo-North and no other parties or independent candidate for Cariboo-Chilcotin/Cariboo-North have announced to date although they have until April 2017 to do so...


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