A stunning turn of events in the valley, my good friends over at Abbotsford Today have the breaking news.
“In a letter issued this afternoon the BC Liberal Abbotsford South Riding Association has resigned saying the election of Darryl Plecas was “both unfair and not democratic.”The letter came from former Riding Association president Stephen Evans”
And here is an excerpt from that letter:
“The appointment of Darryl Plecas was both unfair and not democratic. The Riding Association was not consulted on this appointment. If the Riding was consulted, the Riding Association would have stated that the memberships and Riding Association Funds were not generated by Darryl Plecas nor his campaign team. The only reason for Darryl Plecas’ appointment was that he could not defend a challenge from Moe Gill if there was a fair nomination process. This leads to the question that if Darryl can’t beat Moe Gill in a fair nomination process, how can he win against John van Dongen in an election?
It is also important to note that Darryl Plecas is an untested politician. It is also alleged that Rich Coleman and Darryl Plecas are related in some manner.”
You can read the rest of that story at: http://www.abbotsfordtoday.ca/?p=96126
Clearly, the powers that be running the show at BC Lib headquarters are bound and determined to demonstrate to the public that they don’t even care about democratic process in their own den of inequity. Good grief. At least this riding association has some sense and walked.
This comes on a recent scathing column also run in the Abbotsford Today highlighting some Pro’s and… ahem… Cons of having Plecas as a candidate in which Mike Archer leaves readers with this line:
“It also speaks volumes as to the lengths to which the BC Liberals will go in their desperate search for candidates to join their own sinking ship.”
I couldn’t say it better, myself.