Revelstoke delegates help shape new directions for the BC Liberals

Nineteen elected delegates from the B.C. Liberal Columbia River – Revelstoke Riding joined thirteen hundred delegates from the other 84 BC Liberal ridings in endorsing a new set of rules that will ultimately shape the outcome of the leadership election on February 26; only 23 convention delegates voted against the constitutional amendment. The vote abandoned the old one-member, one-vote systems implementing a system that will give equal voice to all 85 ridings no matter the size of their population. Under the new system, votes from party members in all of the 85 ridings will be weighed in such a manner that each constituency will have the same influence, alloting each riding 100 points to be counted in the leadership vote whether a riding has thousands of members or a handful. George Abbott, the leadership candidate who is being supported by the CRR executive, stated that “this is a great day for our party, our members and the province. This new voting system will ensure that every riding has a voice in the direction of our party, starting with electing our new leaders”.

  • Feb. 15, 2011 5:00 a.m.
Doug Clovechok President of the B.C. LiberalColumbia River- Revelstoke riding association

Doug Clovechok President of the B.C. LiberalColumbia River- Revelstoke riding association

Nineteen elected delegates from the B.C. Liberal Columbia River – Revelstoke Riding joined thirteen hundred delegates from the other 84 BC Liberal ridings in endorsing a new set of rules that will ultimately shape the outcome of the leadership election on February 26; only 23 convention delegates voted against the constitutional amendment. The vote abandoned the old one-member, one-vote systems implementing a system that will give equal voice to all 85 ridings no matter the size of their population. Under the new system, votes from party members in all of the 85 ridings will be weighed in such a manner that each constituency will have the same influence, alloting each riding 100 points to be counted in the leadership vote whether a riding has thousands of members or a handful. George Abbott, the leadership candidate who is being supported by the CRR executive, stated that “this is a great day for our party, our members and the province. This new voting system will ensure that every riding has a voice in the direction of our party, starting with electing our new leaders”.

Doug Clovechok, President of the CRR, stated that “this new process demonstrates how serious the BC Liberal Party is in implementing internal changes that guarantee the inclusion of all members. The new system clearly recognizes the importance of members in rural B.C. enabling us to have an equal say in the shaping of this province’s future. This is a powerful step in the right direction for all British Columbians,”.

Convention delegates also approved a preferential ballot for the leadership vote on February 26 where voting members will need to rank a minimum of two candidates on their ballots.

Just Posted

The end of an Echo
The end of an Echo

Invermere Valley Echo shuts down operations in Columbia Valley

Creating a new narrative for Canal Flats

Economic development consultant hired, lists vision for next 90 days

Princeton wildfire phots courtesy of Debbie Lyon.
UPDATE: Crews battle as wildfires rage in B.C. Interior

Crews brace for another day on B.C. firelines as no let up is likely

VIDEO: B.C. wildfires by the numbers
VIDEO: B.C. wildfires by the numbers

Wildfires continue to engulf regions of B.C.’s forests and communities.

Aerial view south of Williams Lake Friday afternoon shows dry lightning storm passing over, leaving fire starts behind. Lightning sparked more than 100 new fires Friday. (Black Press)
VIDEO: More than 180 wildfires burning across B.C.

Firefighters from other provinces called in to assist

DTSS Grad March 2017
DTSS Grad March 2017

DTSS Grad March 2017

59 cats seized in Chase
59 cats seized in Chase

59 neglected and injured cats were seized from a property in Chase

(Flickr/Andreas Eldh)
Soundgarden singer Chris Cornell dead at age 52

The singer/songwriter passed away early Thursday morning in Detroit

Paying tribute to a primeval passage
Paying tribute to a primeval passage

Uninterrupted celebrates the Adams River sockeye run in an extraordinary way.

UPDATE: Pemberton Music Festival cancelled, no automatic refunds
UPDATE: Pemberton Music Festival cancelled, no automatic refunds

In the past, the music festival located in Pemberton drew large crowds last year of 180,000 fans

Photo by: WeissPaarz.com
Medical wait times cost B.C. patients $2,300 each

New Fraser Institute report places B.C. at second worst in costs associated with long wait times

UPDATE: 22 killed at Ariana Grande concert
UPDATE: 22 killed at Ariana Grande concert

Witnesses reported hearing two loud bangs coming from near the arena’s bars at about 10:35 p.m.

A university study finds that about nine per cent of Canada’s Grade 11 and 12 students – roughly 66,000 teens – have driven within an hour of drinking and 9.4 per cent drove after using marijuana.                                 Photo: Now-
Leader file
One in three Canadian high school students have rode with drinking drivers, study reveals

Nearly one in five rode with a driver who’d been smoking pot

Top court to hear federal government’s appeal on residential school records
Top court to hear federal government’s appeal on residential school records

A lower court judge ruled to destroy the stories after 15 years unless consent is given to preserve

Most Read