Monday, February 22, 2021

BC Liberal party Leadership Tracker



The BC Liberals will select their next leader at their 2022 Leadership convention on February 5th.

Some notes from leadership campaign trail from the candidates in the race can be found from their information streams below:

Ellis Ross --          Website, Facebook
Val Litwin --         Website, Facebook
Gavin Dew --        Website, Facebook
Michael Lee --      Website, Facebook 
Kevin Falcon --    Website, Facebook
Renee Merrifield -- Website, Facebook


Below you will find our NCR features on the quest, as well as links to media coverage of his campaign.

November 16 -- BC Liberal leadership candidate Ellis Ross gains another endorsement NCR
November 14 -- Anti-abortion group RightNow tries to shape outcome of BC Liberal leadership race 
November 12 -- Kelowna's Merrifield faces criticism on both sides
November 9 -- BC Liberal leadership candidate not backing down on 'token diversity' comment
November 8 -- Shypitka endorses Ellis Ross for leadership of the BC Liberals
November 6 -- A misogynistic attack could derail Kevin Falcon's campaign to lead the BC Liberal Party
November 6 -- Candidates make their pitches for Liberal leadership
November 2 -- Team member on BC Liberal leadership campaign fired over misogynistic outburst


October 31 -- BC Liberal leadership hopeful Falcon orders investigation into allegations about his team members
October 29 -- BC Liberal Leadership candidate pitches Quesnel on new vision for party
October 29 -- Despite the shun, Gunn not done with political run
October 29 -- Ellis Ross looks to add to his support base as December deadline for new BC Liberal membership looms  NCR
October 26 -- BC Liberal Party leadership candidate Ellis Ross making campaign stop in Mission on October 30
October 26 -- BC Liberals to host Leadership information session in November NCR
October 22 -- BC Liberals refuse Aaron Gunn's call to join leadership campaign NCR
October 21 --  BC Liberal leadership candidate Val Litwin to make stop in Prince Rupert next week NCR
October 18 -- The BC Liberal leadership race: Rebirth or Reckoning?
October 16 -- BC Liberals have lost trust?
October 15 -- Merrifield claims momentum in BC Liberal leadership bid
October 15 -- BC NDP helped by an opposition that can't shoot straight 
October 15 -- Aaron Gunn would be the end of the BC Liberals
October 15 -- BC Liberal leadership candidate Ellis Ross encourages approval of candidacy for leadership hopeful Aaron Gunn  NCR
October 13 -- Q and A with BC Liberal leadership candidate Michael Lee
October 13 -- NDP slams BC Liberal leadership hopefuls about welcoming back homophobic candidates
October 12 -- Who is Val Litwin?
October 12 -- Aaron Gunn's leadership bid tests the BC Liberals' identity 
October 10 -- Latest BC Liberal leadership candidate accused of being racist and transphobic 

September 30 -- Falcon may be Liberal leadership front-runner, but that doesn't mean party has embraced him
September 29 -- Candidates for BC Liberal Party leadership square off in 1st debate of campaign
September 28 -- Former cabinet minister Kevin Falcon faces pointed questions during BC Liberal leadership debate 
September 28 -- BC Liberal leadership hopefuls land blows on party but end debate in unity
September 27 -- BC Liberal leadership candidates prep for debate Tuesday  NCR
September 26 -- BC Liberal Party to host live debate for 6 party leadership candidates
September 23 -- New Democrats and Liberals achieve common front in troubled time in BC
September 18 -- Milobar named environment critic until BC Liberals leadership race concludes
September 17 -- Merrifield to focus on race
September 17 -- Kelowna MLA shuffled out of health critic role ahead of BC Liberal leadership contest 
September 16 -- Childcare affordability is critical. So is choice
September 10 -- BC Liberal candidate stops in Cranbrook
September 8 -- BC Liberal party leader candidate Ellis Ross visits Houston
September 8 -- BC Liberal party leader candidate Ellis Ross visits Burns Lake
September 1 -- BC Liberals reschedule September Leadership Debate plans NCR

August 20 -- BC Liberal leadership race: Q & A with candidate Ellis Ross
August 18 -- BC Liberal leadership candidate Ellis Ross visits Interior, pushes for change in forestry management, wildfire response 
August 17 -- BC residents are wondering "Where is Premier John Horgan?"
August 17 -- BC Liberal candidate calls for Premier to return from vacation
August 16 -- As much of the BC Interior burns, Opposition Liberals ask where's the Premier NCR
August 8 -- BC Liberals leadership front runner meets with supporters on Vancouver Island
August 6 -- BC Liberal leadership hopeful visits Smithers
August 5 -- BC Liberal candidate calls for greater provincial investment in Northwest region
August 4 -- BC Liberal leadership candidate talks northwest issues 
August 4 -- Kelowna MLA joins BC Liberal leadership race
August 3 -- Who will be the next leader of the BC Liberals? 6th candidate joins race
August 2 -- Kelowna's rookie politician aims for leadership of BC Liberals
August 1 -- Merrifield's leadership bid


July 30 -- Kevin Falcon on return to BC politics and why he wants to lead the BC Liberals
July 26 -- BC Liberals leadership hopeful Michael Lee visits Prince George
July 21 -- BC Liberals must rebuild party trust, says leadership candidate
July 13 -- BC Liberals' first leadership race debate to be held September 8
July 13 -- BC Liberals announce date for debate for potential party leaders 
July 12 -- Ellis Ross leadership campaign gains new support as weekend BC Liberal membership blitz ends  NCR
July 9 -- Lee taking second run at BC Liberal leadership 
July 3 -- Former Whistler Chamber CEO running for BC Liberal leadership

June 29 -- Ellis Ross visits FSJ on BC Liberal Party Leadership campaign 
June 29 -- Falcon's vision is a 'root an branch reboot' of BC Liberals
June 23 -- Val Litwin launches distinct campaign in BC Liberal leadership race
June 22 -- Political newcomer joins contest for BC Liberal leadership 
June 22 -- The BC Liberals need a new name. Here are six options
June 21 -- BC Liberal leadership candidate condemns 'senseless violence' of Okanagan church fires
June 16 -- Stone backs Falcon for BC Libera leader
June 13 -- Surrey-White Rock MLA backs Kevin Falcon for BC Liberal leader
June 9 -- BC Liberal Michael Lee joins party leadership race 
June 9 -- MLA Michael Lee officially enters BC Liberal leadership contest
June  9 -- MLA Michael Lee enters BC Liberal leadership race with promise to restore trust
June 6 -- Kevin Falcon might be the best bet for the 'BC Party'

May 27 -- In resisting apologizing Kevin Falcon buried BC Liberal MLAs
May 22 -- Falcon launches Liberals leadership bid with bold plan for mental health, addictions issues
May 21 -- BC Liberal leadership front runner Kevin Falcon would remake the party, starting with the name
May 20 -- The reinvention of Kevin Falcon
May 20 -- Focus on Falcon means he's the BC Liberal front-runner
May 17 -- Kevin Falcon officially joins the BC Liberal leadership race
May 17 -- Kevin Falcon and Michael Lee enter BC Liberal leadership race
May 17 -- Political veteran Kevin Falcon set for 2nd run at BC Liberal leadership 
May 17 -- Former BC Liberal minister seeks party leadership after almost decade away from politics 
May 17 -- Former cabinet minister Kevin Falcon to run for leadership of the BC Liberal Party
May 17 -- More leadership competition on the horizon for Skeena's Ellis Ross, with apparent entry of Kevin Falcon to BC Liberal race just hours away NCR
May 14 -- Despite political baggage, Kevin Falcon as BC Liberal leader would be a relentless foe for the NDP 
May 3 -- Ellis Ross launches website resource as part of his BC Liberal leadership quest NCR
May 2 -- BC Politician calling for public inquiry into province's COVID-19 response
May 1 -- People before politics, urges Liberal leadership candidate Ross

April 16 -- Families the focus of Liberal leadership contender Dew 
April 18 -- BC Liberals need to rekindle love affair with suburbs of Vancouver, candidate says

March 31 -- Gavin Dew: Let's Make BC better for people and families
March 31 -- Second candidate joins BC Liberal leadership contest
March 31 -- Falcon in no rush to exit job as executive vice-president of developer Anthem Capital
March 30 -- Political strategist Gavin Dew announces BC Liberal bid
March 7 -- BC Liberal party faces calls for renewal as leadership race heats up

February 19 -- Ellis Ross announces leadership bid (video)

Updates on how the media covers the BC Liberal leadership campaign can be reviewed from our political blog D'Arcy McGee.

You can learn more of his past work at the BC Legislature from our Skeena riding Archive page

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