When the provincial New Democrats learned The Globe and Mail's Justine Hunter had obtained a copy of a 23-question disclosure form for potential leadership candidates, the party brass sent those hopefuls a "terse" email "complaining about the leak." By comparison, a similar form for potential provincial Conservative leadership candidates has been posted on the party's Website for all the world to see. Among the questions:
* "Are you presently under investigation for any criminal activity?";
* "Have you ever been convicted of a crime?";
* "Have you failed to file an income tax return or filed one that has or could lead to an investigation?"; and
"Is there anything in your past that might cause embarrassment to the British Columbia Conservative Party that would hinder your chances of becoming an MLA (Involvements or associations with questionable activities, Sexual indiscretions, Criminal involvement, Drug or alcohol abuse, Blog entires, Facebook entries, Etc).
The following is a complete copy.