Moore politics

Port Coquitlam councillor Greg Moore has a new day job - regional organizer for the provincial Liberals. That won't come as too much of a surprise to those who have followed his political career. After all, Mr. Moore ran for the party in the last election in Port Coquitlam-Burke Mountain. And he recently moderated a public safety and labour relations policy break-out session at the Liberal's biennial convention in Penticton. But what is surprising is the region he's organizing for: Okanagan and the Kootenays. When asked whether that work would take him away from representing the citizens of Port Coquitlam, Mr. Moore responded, "Not at all. In my previous job, I actually traveled a lot more than I do now - which is not a lot.” The councilor confirmed he was hired by the party late last year.

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Perhaps Moore plans to run in a safe Liberal seat in the Okanagan rather than face certain defeat by Farnworth again?

"Perhaps Moore plans to run in a safe Liberal seat in the Okanagan rather than face certain defeat by Farnworth again?"

Seems to be. He would be defeated in Port Coquitlam.

Wonder who replaced him, or if this is the reason for the 40% cut required from BC Liberal fundraisers.

If the BC Liberals trained their ridings properly,
they wouldn't need the use of paid organizers between elections to run AGM's and memership building events (which is what ridings do between elections anyway) and would then save thousands of dollars.

Ground travel around the Okanagan-Kootenay area is lengthy and expensive.

Yes Conflicto, Farnworth's championing of a gold plated pension plan for MLAs' was a real vote getter

You mean the pension that the BC Liberal Premier and Caucus proposed and supported? Or the commission looking at it that was created and announced by the BC Liberal Premier?

I wonder if the people who elected him to city council know that he is a career Liberal hack. Something tells me they don't know. That's why Greg Moore skipped a council meeting last fall to attend a Liberal fundraiser.

You mean,he's supposed to uncover issues like that not play a leadership role in it.

There is no way Mike Farnworth is going to lose the riding. Greg also has no chance unseating the NDP mayor, I would say that it is a good idea going to another riding, where he at least has a future in politics. Here is hoping he will score a job in the government cuz he will be getting his report soon enough.

I wonder if the people that elected Farnworth to POCO city council knew he was a career NDP hack.

The real story here is the complete take over of BC Liberal Head Office by Mr.Bloyjangles and Co. Brian Bonney, Chad Pederson, etc and now Greg Moore.

"I wonder if the people that elected Farnworth to POCO city council knew he was a career NDP hack."

Didn't matter. Almost everyone in Port Coquitlam
supported the NDP back then. It was the original
home of "Fat Davy" Dave Barrett. He was defeated
in 1975, but the NDP got the seat back four years later, and kept it until Manhas got too big for the hat he wore.

The NDP to Poco was what BC Social Credit to Vancouver Point Grey. The party label stuck, and
no one cared about if any council member was an NDP hack as most of them worked the NDP campaigns anyway before going to the hamburger stand on the
Lougheed Highway for a root beer and burger.

The only thing was..

The BC provincial Liberals didn't matter as they
didn't exist, except on paper.

It's going to be interesting as Greg balances his duties to the Liberals in the Okanagan with his duties as city councillor.

Sorry, I meant report card, and balancing the duties to the liberal in Okanagan from PoCo city council is quite common, Christy Clark will tell you liberals can travel freely to "represent" whatever ridings they want as long as they have blessings from above.

"Sorry, I meant report card, and balancing the duties to the liberal in Okanagan from PoCo city council is quite common, Christy Clark will tell you liberals can travel freely to "represent" whatever ridings they want as long as they have blessings from above"

Kind of a dumb way to do things.

Usually the regional organizer is known amongst the local ridings, and has moved up the ranks within one local riding, and is known to the surrouding ones.

But ordinarily regional organizers don't exist between elections. The Regional Director (elected
amongst the group of ridings) attends as the official of the riding AGM's and gets local volunteers to put on the meeting.

Makes it easy when doing business.

Kelly Reichart originally was a Regional Organizer for the Kamloops area ridings, as Kamloops is where he is from. Same with Mickey Patryluk. She is originally from the Okanagan, and was an elected regional director for that area, the Okangan.

This is a bit of a stretch. A local councillor has to be away from City Business to take care of business in a political party in an area that is at least 5 hours driving time from home at the most westerly point?

Something wrong with that picture, folks.

Is this really today's biggest news? Sorry, but I don't get all the comments this rather minute development is attracting.

"Is this really today's biggest news? Sorry, but I don't get all the comments this rather minute development is attracting. "

It is if one wants to keep an eye on the more silly things that are happening within the BC Liberal Party.

It isn't if one wants to keep an eye on the more
silly things that are happening within the BC
Liberal government.

If you want the really big news, read the Province or the Sun.

It isn't if one thinks the NDP is the way to go
in 2009 8-)

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