|Tonight's seven candidates for the final BC Liberal leadership debate|
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With the countdown to their Leadership vote picking up the pace towards early February, the seven approved candidates for the BC Liberal quest have one more chance to make an impression on party voters, with a prime time debate tonight, to be broadcast province wide on Global TV and the Global BC1 news channel.
While tonight's session provides Skeena's Ellis Ross and the other six candidates a chance to reinforce some of their campaign themes of the last few months, in the background and perhaps a topic to be explored tonight is a bit of a controversy over the way the membership drive went.
With the party executive making note earlier this month that it had flagged 3,025 of the new memberships to be explored further.As they note in their correspondence to party members: part of the process and to ensure confidence in the outcome of the leadership race, the Party Staff implemented an audit system designed to maximize voter participation while preventing fraud.