BC Liberals Give Plecas The Boot
Prince George, B.C. – The Executive of the BC Liberal Party says it has revoked the membership of Abbotsford South MLA Darryl Plecas over his acceptance of the position of Speaker of the BC Legislature.
In a message attributed to party President Sharon White which was distributed to BC Liberal Party members and forwarded to the media province-wide shortly after 1 pm today, the party says the trust of its members, MLAs and constituents was broken on Friday when Plecas accepted the post of Speaker despite repeated promises he would not do so.
The message continues that “In the hours following his decision, the Abbotsford South BC Liberal Riding Association requested on behalf of local party members that the Party Executive revoke Dr. Plecas’ membership in the party– the strongest action available to us. Today, the Executive passed a special resolution to that effect.”
The message to party members also says that Plecas’ move means the NDP will enjoy an expanded margin of seats that will allow them to control the legislature for the foreseeable future.