Earlier, we broke the news that provincial Liberal backbencher Lorne Mayencourt was considering running for the federal Conservatives. If that happens, there will be a by-election in Vancouver-Burrard. And that has some pondering who will succeed Mr. Mayencourt as the Liberal candidate in that riding. Well, former Non-Partisan Association Vancouver park board chair Duncan Wilson did run for the party in Vancouver-Burrard back in 1996. But his present post as the senior corporate communications and public affairs advisor at the Vancouver Port Authority would likely preclude him from seeking the nomination. But how about former Vancouver city councillor Lynne Kennedy? Well, in an interview with Public Eye, Ms. Kennedy ruled out a run. "I'm quite happy in my retirement." Although she, "It's kind of people to think that I could do the job. But I've very busy in business. And I've found that it's a busy life." So the Liberals may be in need of some candidate suggestions.
January 15, 2007