On Tuesday, a comment on Jordan Bateman's Langley Politics Online noted Campaign Life Coalition British Columbia president John Hof has "sold a couple of hundred" provincial Liberal memberships for Mary Polak to support her bid to become the party's election candidate in Langley. But, in an interview with Public Eye today, Mr. Hof denied campaigning for Ms. Polak, although he acknowledged having taken out a party membership. "I did join the Liberal party. I was encouraged to support...uh...to join the Liberal party" just before the end of last year, the pro-life activist said. "I couldn't join them in the past because my MLA at the time was Lynn Stephens and she disagreed with me on (the abortion issue)."
Mr. Hof added a number of candidates in the Langley nomination race reflect his position on social issues, including Ms. Polak and Langley councillors Steve Ferguson and Penny Kirkpatrick "So there's a great choice of pro-lifers this time." Also in the running are Bill Brooks, Zosia Ettenberg and Sandra Hulbert.