BC Liberal Abbotsford South Riding Association resigns, alleging undemocratic appointment of Darryl Plecas
BC Liberal Abbotsford South Riding Association has resigned today, saying the appointment of criminologist Darryl Plecas was “not democratic.” The Riding Association stated that it was "not consulted" on the appointment, and alleged ties between Plecas and Energy, Mines and Natural Gas Minister Rich Coleman.
The letter came from former Riding Association president Stephen Evans.
November 20, 2012
To Whom It May Concern,
It is with a deep sense of regret that I have accepted the resignation of My Board of Directors for the BC Liberals – Abbotsford South Riding. With this letter, I also am resigning as President of the Abbotsford South Riding Association.
The purpose of a Riding Association is three fold: 1. to sign up members; 2. to raise funds to support a campaign; and, 3. to help find and select a candidate. After being notified that Darryl Plecas will be acclaimed by the Green Light Committee for the nomination of the Riding of Abbotsford South, the Riding Association was left with no other response by to resign.
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.
Abbotsford South – BC Liberal Riding Association