The province's second electoral reform referendum may be three years away. But fundraising for that campaign is already underway. In an email sent to fellow travellers, conservative legal mastermind Bruce Hallsor, who co-chaired the Yes to STV campaign, invites electoral reform supporters to attend an "intimate wine and cheese" event with former capital-r Reform leader Preston Manning. Tickets to the event, which will be held at the Harbour Towers Hotel and Suites on January 7, are $40 - with the money going to support "Fair Vote BC and the Victoria Chapter of Fair Vote Canada in their efforts to organise for a Yes vote in the next referendum on electoral reform." The following is a complete copy of that invite.
From: Bruce Hallsor
Sent: 22 November 2005 15:25
Subject: Preston Manning in Victoria -- Fair Vote BC Event
Preston Manning will be in Victoria on January 7 to support Fair Vote BC and the Victoria Chapter of Fair Vote Canada in their efforts to organise for a Yes vote in the next referendum on electoral reform, set for November 2008.
Preston is an engaging person, and this intimate wine and cheese event will present an excellent opportunity to get to know him better. It will be held in a top floor suite of the Harbour Towers Hotel, with a stunning view of the harbour. Preston will speak very briefly, and the rest of the event will be an opportunity for questions, and informal mingling.
I hope you can come. Tickets are only $40.00. They will make great christmas presents for STV fans and Preston supporters alike.
Just send me a return e-mail, or call me at 388-5421, and I will be happy to get you one or more tickets.