Mason Loh has resigned as federal Liberal leadership candidate Bob Rae's British Columbia campaign chair, Public Eye has exclusively learned. In an interview, Harper Grey LLP partner Bryan Baynham - speaking on behalf of the Rae campaign - explained, "There were some issues related to filing of the delegate forms - that is the Form 6s. And Mr. Loh has decided to resign as chair of the campaign because some of those forms were inappropriately filled out because of the innocent mistake of some inexperienced volunteers in filling out the forms. As you can imagine, he very much regrets this occurred. He's continuing to give his complete support to Mr. Rae and his campaign. And he took this step because he wanted to ensure the integrity of the process and the integrity of the Bob Rae campaign." Mr. Baynam then added, "things happen when you have inexperienced volunteers collecting the information. And they were serious enough that he thought the party should be made aware of it. And the campaign did (make the party aware of it). And he's accepting full responsibility for what went wrong."
October 6, 2006