As our astute readers may know, last night the federal Liberal's appeal committee heard witnesses testify about the Vancouver-Kingsway nomination race controversy. And who took the stand, you may wonder? Well, Harris and Company LLP partner Dean Crawford, representing the party, called the Liberal's British Columbia president Jamie Elmhirst, ad hoc election readiness coordinator (wat's dat?) Sharon Apsey, constitutional advisor Martin MacLachlan, executive director Mark Grant, office manager Cherrine Chow and Vancouver-Kingsway returning officer Don Grant. Harper Grey LLP partner Bryan Baynham, representing failed nomination candidate Mason Loh, added his client and three of Mr. Loh's campaign volunteers - Mary Kean, Lina Yuen and Greg Wilson to the witness list. And Lakes Straith & Whyte LLP partner Jay Straith, representing winning nomination candidate Wendy Yuan, brought his client's campaign chair Mike Hillman to the stand. The hearing wrapped up at 1:50 in the morning. An appeal decision hasn't yet been reached but is expect in written form sometime this afternoon.
August 30, 2006