The provincial Liberals upcoming biennial convention will be shorter than those held in previous years - being a two day rather than a three day affair. But, in an interview, party communications director Chad Pederson rejected speculation that was an attempt to put a time limit on what could become a bad news event. "We, for the last two conventions, have been holding receptions on a Thursday evening for members when they come into town. But, based on feedback that we had received from them, a lot of them were finding it a challenge to take two days off of work or find two days for childcare or other accommodations that they need," he explained. "So, instead of having to come up early for a social on the Thursday evening, we're starting on the Friday afternoon and taking a little longer on the Saturday so they only need to take the one day off if that's all they're able to take."
September 7, 2010