Dan Brooks Out as BC Conservative Leader
Prince George, B.C. – For the second time this year, Dan Brooks is out as leader of the BC Conservative Party.
In January Brooks voluntarily stepped down as leader because he wanted to spend more time with his family.
This summer, he decided to run for his old job and regained the position at a leadership convention in Prince George last month.
But this time the Vanderhoof native says he was ousted from the leadership due to a technicality enforced by the party’s board of directors.
“The board meeting at which they approved my candidacy provincially didn’t have a full board there and it requires a two thirds vote of the entire board.”
He doesn’t plan to fight the decision.
“I’ve looked at it a little bit and I could challenge it but BC Conservatives fighting their own party – what good is that. It’s a no-win situation.”
Brooks says hostility from the board has been ongoing and likens it to an “abusive relationship.”
“You want it to work, you want it to work so bad because you love the party and you love the principals and you believe. And then they do all sorts of things to hurt you.”
250News contacted the BC Conservative Party for comment on the story but did not receive a response.