As the leader of British Columbia's two-member unofficial opposition, Joy MacPhail became an inspiration for New Democrat members across the province. So why was the former legislator one of the featured speakers at a recent federal Conservative fundraiser for Vancouver South candidate Wai Young? In an interview with Public Eye, Ms. MacPhail explained she attended the $100 per ticket reception as a favour to Ms. Young's husband whom she's friends with. But that doesn't mean she's switching allegiances. "I made it clear at the function that I was a New Democrat - always going to vote New Democrat," she said. "I got a lot of laughs. And that was what it was all about." The following is a complete copy of the invite to that event, which was held at former Non-Partisan Association mayoral candidate Jennifer Clarke's home.
Conservative Candidate for Vancouver South
Cordially Invites You to a Fundraising Reception.
"Women Supporting Women"
Featuring anecdotes from fabulous women who have been there:
Hon. Joy MacPhail,
Hon. Mary Collins,
Come hear about and share the ins and outs of being a woman in politics.
(YES men are welcome too!!!)
Date: Friday, March 7, 2008
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Where: Jennifer & Doug Clarke's Home
Cost: $100.00 (Tax receipt will be issued for donation portion)
Three Easy Payment Options (to be received by Wed. March 5th please!)
1) Online at www.vancouversouth.ca (active by Feb 18)
2) Fax complete form (attached below)
3) Mail the completed attached form with a cheque made payable to:
"Conservative Party of Canada - Vancouver South" to:
Financial Agent Barbara Jackson
For addition information: please contact Vera Nickel