An email has been sent to provincial Liberal supporters and federal Conservatives in Victoria and Vancouver, encouraging them to attend the British Columbia Conservative annual general meeting and oppose plans to merge that party with Unity. Insiders who received the email would not name who it was from or provide a copy. Public Eye earlier reported that a plan to takeover the Conservatives is rumoured to have been in the works for at least the past six weeks. To vote at the Conservative annual general meeting, which will be held in Burnaby on September 18 at the Scandanavian Community Centre, those attending must have been party members for at least 14 days.
September 3, 2004