Tonight, as first reported by Public Eye, provincial Liberal leadership hopefuls will participate in their first agreed-upon all-candidates meeting. That meeting is being hosted by the Build 2030 Public Engagement Society. Its spokesperson is Hoggan and Associates Inc. consultant Gavin Dew - described by The Canadian Press's Dirk Meissner as a "former Campbell campaign strategist and social media expert." But what else do we know about the Build 2030?
Well, the province's corporate registry states the society was incorporated on December 6, 2010 with its office being Mr. Dew's home address. It also has four other principals:
* Slate West Media owner James Basnett;
* accountant Eric Classen;
* Tim Laidler, a Canadian Forces reservist who recently spent eight months in Afghanistan; and
* Macdonald Commercial Real Estate Services Ltd. land development specialist Matt Neugent.
In an interview, Mr. Dew said the purpose of the society is a "combination of engagement, education and advocacy. How can we equip people with the knowledge and tools to really be effective and informed participants in public discourse?"