The provincial Liberals could soon be making some grade schoolers very unhappy. Their upcoming biennial convention has been scheduled to take place on October 30 to November 1 at The Fairmont Chateau Whistler - Halloween weekend. And we're already hearing grumbling from those who would rather stay at home with their trick-or-treating children then attend at political function. Asked about the matter, party communications director Chad Peterson explained, "Our constitution states we have to hold our convention sometime between the second week of October and the second week of November every second calendar year. So we're bound by the factor. But, on top of that too, we didn't want to hold it too late into November - with the municipal elections coming up - because some of our supporters may be volunteer there or running. Who knows? So, for us, it was a matter of trying to find the most appropriate weekend possible out of the options that were available. So this was the best weekend that was available for us. And, with the advent of the current federal election that's underway, it's probably a good thing that we didn't hold it earlier."
September 11, 2008