Val Litwin for BC Liberal Party Leader

Val Litwin Statement on Memberships

I’m running to lead a BC Liberal Party that all communities see as their vehicle for meaningful participation in the political process, united around the goal of making life better for people and families across the province.

I entered this race with a clear goal of bringing about real, open renewal in the party – and a redefinition of success for members and ALL British Columbians. I’ve spoken about the need for the party to stop hitting “remind me later” and download the “new operating system”. I’ve been casting a vision for a modern, relevant BC Liberal Party that is still able to manage a strong economy, but also steps into social and environmental awareness.

My campaign team has been working closely with the party to address our concerns around processes, the adverse impact these may have on members and the public, and  implementation of the rules.

We have issued our concerns to the party in a formal letter as well as in multiple conversations with staff and the leadership campaign committee.

It is our expectation that the party is acting proactively to identify problematic memberships, verifying accuracy of information, providing the opportunity to fix any issues with information provided, and removing any problematic or unqualified memberships where necessary.

Individual campaigns also bear responsibility for upholding the integrity of the process. After all, each candidate is hoping to win inside a system that has public confidence, and lead a party that the public can trust.

There have been a few key moments in the campaign for candidates to demonstrate the kind of leadership, integrity, and transparency they would bring to the party. This is another one of these moments.

British Columbia is beautiful and prosperous thanks to the rich diversity of communities who call this province home. I’m running to lead a BC Liberal Party that all communities see as their vehicle for meaningful participation in the political process, united around the goal of making life better for people and families across the province.

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