There appears to have been some confusion within the provincial Liberals as to whether former premier Gordon Campbell would be honoured at their recent biennial convention in Penticton. Earlier, we noted no such tribute was included in the schedule for that convention. Despite the omission, then president Mickey Patryluk insisted Mr. Campbell would be feted. But, 15 days later, government house leader Rich Coleman told reporters there would be no opportunity to thank the former premier, with Mr. Campbell being unable to attend the event. Nevertheless, according to an email sent yesterday by party president Sharon White, Liberals did pay "special tribute to our former Premier Gordon Campbell" at that gathering.
May 17, 2011