"Not enough to run, but I get passionate," Mr. Bennett quips. #BCL12 #bcpoli
BC Lib cand for Cariboo North says she believes in "thinking outside box." Just what party needs: more courageous visionaries. #bcl12
Former Chilliwack Con, now BC Lib John Martin on stage ...references Eagles reunion tour which was called "when hell freezes over." #bcl12
John Martin says he's aware of role he played as a Cons cand in helping NDP win Chilliwack byelection. Needs to make up for it. #bcl12
John Martin was one of the BC Libs' harshest critics when he was a Con. Undergone radical transformation. Brain transplant? #bcl12
At #BCL12 , speakers from across B.C are talking up free-enterprise unity in 2-minute slots as hundreds of delegates listen. #bcpoli
Luke Strimbold, mayor of Burns Lake, is now speaking to #BCL12 #bcpoli
OK. Here come breakout sessions at #BCL12 #bcpoli
That's a wrap on Free-Enterprise Friday opening session at #BCL12 . Does unity now reign in coalition? Not sure. #bcpoli
To be clear, Brad Bennett says he will never, ever run for public office. "This is as close as I get," he says in interview. #BCL12
"This", for Mr. Bennett, is rallying #BClibs troops at events like #BCL12 and working behind scenes. #bcpoli
"I know the sacrifices that people make to get into public life," says the grandson of one premier and son of another. #bcpoli #BCL12
Mr. Bennett says he was born into elected politics and has been around it all his life. #BCL12 #bcpoli
Bennett: Too much time away from family and life in a "fishbowl" are among arguments against elected politics. #BCL12 #bcpoli
"I haven't changed my mind for 54 years so my track record is pretty good on saying No" - Bennett, 54, on not running. #BCL12 #bcpoli
Meanwhile, at #bcl12 session on jobs and the economy, Libs are being encouraged to be more supportive of Northern Gateway.
Ben Bessler from Chilliwack up now at #bcl12 talking about red tape - he doesn't mention he's former BC Conservative activist.
NDP MLA John Horgan is watching #bcl12 convention. Not taking notes about all the new ideas. Speaker now is talking energy from garbage.
"This is Free-Enterprise Friday and I am a free enterpriser," says Ms. Karagianis. #BCL12 #bcpoli
"So far everybody has been very gracious...I saw a few alarmed looks," says Ms. Karagianis. #BCL12 #bcpoli
"We plan to be very coordial while we're here and not provocative," says Ms. Karagianis. #BCL12 #bcpoli
RT @seanleslie980: At one of 3 "breakout" sessions at #bcl12, input accepted from floor on strengthening economy....topics so far: cutti ...
RT @seanleslie980: ..also...okanagan pub owner says .05 crackdown has cut her biz 50%; supports change but says hospitality ind. needs h ...
Lots of former Socred ministers here today at #bcl12 - I can see Graham Bruce and Claude Richmond and we saw Jack Weisgerber via video.
Stockwell Day up now, summing up why Christy Clark is great in 60 seconds. "Losing is not an option." #bcl12
Standing ovation for Stockwell Day, who tells assembled at #BCL12 "Losing is not an option." #bcpoli
Senator Gerry St. Germaine now has 60 seconds on floor of #bcl12 "the Socialist hoardes are outside the gates."
Day on Clark: "We do have the best and most capable premier in the country." Discuss. #BCL12 #bcpoli
From #bcl12, we hear this wisdom: When you have a dog team it's always tough to be the lead husky.
Former Lib MP Sukh Dhaliwal agreeing with Stock Day onneed for #Bclib govt. Dhaliwal aware of irony of agreeing with a Tory. #BCL12 #bcpoli
Despite the dire straits for #BClibs, #BCL12 seems to be oddly cheerful gathering from what I can see. #bcpoli
RT @jonathanfowlie: Liberal cabinet minister Rich Coleman as Stockwell Day and Gerry St. Germain address #bcl12: "I love it when a plan ...
Clark alert. Premier is about to return to #BCL12 #bcpoli
Speakers at #BCL12 who exceed 1m speaking slot being buzzed down by noise that sounds like something from The Price is Right. #bcpoli
A theme at #bcl12 discussion: "Be brave" and "maintain the courage of our convictions." This is governing party, not a fringe party, right?
There are, btw, said to be about 1,000 people at #BCL12 #bcpoli
"We cannot afford four years of change," says a #bcl12 delegate.
RT @fivethirtyeight: Obama's up 2-3 points in Ohio per all polling aggregates. Historically, that sort of advantage holds up a LOT with ...
RT @CKNW: Per @seanleslie980 @colemancountry says #BCLDB is looking at allowing #BCGov liquor stores to sell #BCLC lottery tickets #bcpoli
RT @tomfletcherbc: Group therapy at #bcl12, "Does this look like a party that will ever give up?" NO!" Standing room only now #bcpoli