Earlier this month, we told you the South Island federal Conservatives had abruptly cancelled provincial Conservative president Wayne McGrath's invitation to speak at their monthly breakfast meeting. In an interview with Public Eye, breakfast organizer Jean Howell said that cancellation had nothing to do with the federal party keeping its distance from its provincial namesake. But, in an email, Ms. Howell is now promoting a speech by BC Conservative tactical advisory group member Brian Peckford this coming Sunday. Although she's made it clear, "This invitation comes from me as an individual and not as a board or party member." The following is a complete copy of that email.
From: Jean Howell
Sent: Tuesday, November 16, 2010 4:51 PM
To: Jean Howell
Subject: Fw: Brian Peckford rally Nov 21 2010 with logo
Please come to hear Hon. Brian Peckford, former Premier of Newfoundland, talk about the fastest growing Party in BC and why the BC Conservative Party is a very viable alternative to the BC Liberals and NDP. Feel free to invite anyone you think might be interested. This invitation comes from me as an individual and not as a board or party member. I will be there and hope to see at least some of you. Cheers, Jean.
HON. A. BRIAN PECKFORD, P.C.
Former Premier of Newfoundland
will speak at a rally/gathering for all members and their guests
Date: Sunday, November 21st, 2010
Time: 2:00 PM
Location: The Salvation Army Victoria Citadel
4030 Douglas Street
(one block north of McKenzie Ave.)
With the Liberals and NDP in internal disarray, BC needs a sensible, viable alternative. Hear Brian Peckford describe how this CAN be done
Please put this date on your calendar; attend and bring all your friends, neighbours, relatives, "Newfoundlanders" and any and all who might be interested in joining us.
Esquimalt Royal Roads CA
BC Conservative Party.