BC Liberals

BC Liberal Leader Andrew Wilkinson leaves the stage after announcing he is stepping down as party leader, during a news conference in Burnaby, B.C., on Monday, October 26, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Too rural, not enough diversity, soul searching needed, say BC Liberals

Elections BC says there are about 600,000 mail-in and absentee ballots across the province still to count

BC Liberal Leader Andrew Wilkinson leaves the stage after announcing he is stepping down as party leader, during a news conference in Burnaby, B.C., on Monday, October 26, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Liberal Leader Andrew Wilkinson speaks during a drive-in car rally campaign stop at a tour bus operator, in Delta, B.C., on October 17, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

B.C. Liberal Leader maintains confidence as campaign tests party identity

Liberal campaign has been disrupted by controversy

Liberal Leader Andrew Wilkinson speaks during a drive-in car rally campaign stop at a tour bus operator, in Delta, B.C., on October 17, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
NDP Leader John Horgan, right to left, Green leader Sonia Furstenau and Liberal leader Andrew Wilkinson prepare for a debate at the Chan Centre in Vancouver, B.C., Tuesday, October 13, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Horgan attempts to clarify ‘I don’t see colour’ debate answer with Twitter post

A day after the debate, Horgan revised his answer on Twitter, admitting it could have upset people

NDP Leader John Horgan, right to left, Green leader Sonia Furstenau and Liberal leader Andrew Wilkinson prepare for a debate at the Chan Centre in Vancouver, B.C., Tuesday, October 13, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
NDP candidate for North Vancouver-Lonsdale, Bowinn Ma, introduces NDP Leader John Horgan during a campaign stop at Seaspan Shipyards in North Vancouver B.C., on Friday, October 9, 2020. A provincial election will be held in British Columbia on October 24. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Liberal candidate apologizes for comments made about NDP politician in viral video

Jane Thornthwaite said she’s sorry for commenting on Bowinn Ma’s looks during roast for a retiring politician

NDP candidate for North Vancouver-Lonsdale, Bowinn Ma, introduces NDP Leader John Horgan during a campaign stop at Seaspan Shipyards in North Vancouver B.C., on Friday, October 9, 2020. A provincial election will be held in British Columbia on October 24. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Bc Liberal Leader Andrew Wilkinson responds to the BC NDP government’s $1.5 billion COVID-19 economic recovery plan in Burnaby, B.C. on Thursday, September 17, 2020. (Photo: THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)

Wilkinson says Surrey’s second hospital is one of BC Liberals’ highest priorities’

He says party is committed to building the hospital, which the NDP announced in 2019

Bc Liberal Leader Andrew Wilkinson responds to the BC NDP government’s $1.5 billion COVID-19 economic recovery plan in Burnaby, B.C. on Thursday, September 17, 2020. (Photo: THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)
Horgan, Wilkinson trade barbs over MSP premiums, health care at campaign stops

Horgan, Wilkinson trade barbs over MSP premiums, health care at campaign stops

Horgan called a snap election for Oct. 24 earlier this week

Horgan, Wilkinson trade barbs over MSP premiums, health care at campaign stops
Surrey MLAs Stephanie Cadieux and Marvin Hunt. (Now-Leader file photo)

Surrey MLAs get new critic roles in Official Opposition shadow cabinet

BC Liberal leader cites plan of ‘holding John Horgan and his government to account’ during COVID-19

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Surrey MLAs Stephanie Cadieux and Marvin Hunt. (Now-Leader file photo)
B.C. Liberal leader Andrew Wilkinson at his legislature office, Oct. 4, 2019. (Tom Fletcher/Black Press)

B.C. Liberals call for more COVID-19 business tax relief

Andrew Wilkinson urges sales tax ‘holiday’ for 60-90 days

B.C. Liberal leader Andrew Wilkinson at his legislature office, Oct. 4, 2019. (Tom Fletcher/Black Press)
Andrew Wilkinson and Dianne Watts spar in the B.C. Liberals’ last leadership debate, Jan. 30, 2018. (Black Press files)

Dianne Watts spent most of B.C. Liberal leadership rivals

$1.14 million was more than winner Andrew Wilkinson’s budget

Andrew Wilkinson and Dianne Watts spar in the B.C. Liberals’ last leadership debate, Jan. 30, 2018. (Black Press files)
B.C. Liberal leader Andrew Wilkinson thanks supporters in Vancouver, joined by MLAs and his wife Barbara Grantham (right). (Tom Fletcher/Black Press)

Andrew Wilkinson won big in rural B.C. to clinch B.C. Liberal leadership

Strong showing by Michael Lee helped defeat Dianne Watts

B.C. Liberal leader Andrew Wilkinson thanks supporters in Vancouver, joined by MLAs and his wife Barbara Grantham (right). (Tom Fletcher/Black Press)
Vancouver-Quilchena MLA Andrew Wilkinson calls for party unity as he is declared the new B.C. Liberal leader. (Ashley Wadwhani/Black Press)

Andrew Wilkinson takes B.C. Liberal leadership

Dianne Watts’ first-choice lead didn’t grow enough for outsider to win

Vancouver-Quilchena MLA Andrew Wilkinson calls for party unity as he is declared the new B.C. Liberal leader. (Ashley Wadwhani/Black Press)
BC Liberal leadership candidates square off in their final debate, Jan. 23, 2018. (Facebook)

PREVIEW: New BC Liberal leaders to be chosen tonight

Six candidates square off to replace Christy Clark, take on John Horgan

BC Liberal leadership candidates square off in their final debate, Jan. 23, 2018. (Facebook)
Kamloops-South Thompson MLA Todd Stone participates in B.C. Liberal leadership debate Jan. 23, 2018 (Black Press files)

Todd Stone, B.C. Liberals fire back at rivals’ claim of bad sign-ups

Party says all candidates had memberships rejected after audit

Kamloops-South Thompson MLA Todd Stone participates in B.C. Liberal leadership debate Jan. 23, 2018 (Black Press files)
Vancouver-Quilchena MLA Andrew Wilkinson quizzes former Surrey-White Rock MP Dianne Watts on her first priorities if she wins the B.C. Liberal leadership, Jan 23, 2018. (Global TV)

Which MLA would step aside to make room for Dianne Watts?

B.C. Liberals arrayed against outsider who needs legislature seat

Vancouver-Quilchena MLA Andrew Wilkinson quizzes former Surrey-White Rock MP Dianne Watts on her first priorities if she wins the B.C. Liberal leadership, Jan 23, 2018. (Global TV)
BC Liberal Party leadership candidate Dianne Watts argues with rival Andrew Wilkinson in televised debate, Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018. (Global BC)

Dianne Watts, most B.C. Liberals would keep taxpayers’ money

Only Todd Stone won’t accept share of $27 million subsidy payment

BC Liberal Party leadership candidate Dianne Watts argues with rival Andrew Wilkinson in televised debate, Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018. (Global BC)
BC Liberal leadership candidates square off in their final debate, Jan. 23, 2018. (Facebook)

B.C. Liberal leadership candidates get one last prime-time pitch

Leadership campaign to be decided in Feb. 3 vote

BC Liberal leadership candidates square off in their final debate, Jan. 23, 2018. (Facebook)
Langley East MLA Rich Coleman served as interim B.C. Liberal leader after Christy Clark resigned. He has endorsed Abbotsford West MLA Mike de Jong (left) to be the next party leader. (Hansard TV)

B.C. Liberal hopefuls begin final leadership push

Five MLAs, one outsider pitch policies to party members

Langley East MLA Rich Coleman served as interim B.C. Liberal leader after Christy Clark resigned. He has endorsed Abbotsford West MLA Mike de Jong (left) to be the next party leader. (Hansard TV)
Vancouver-Quilchena MLA Andrew Wilkinson announces new MLA supporters in Victoria, Nov. 30, 2017. (Tom Fletcher/Black Press)

B.C. VIEWS: B.C. Liberal battle getting bitter

Front-runners Andrew Wilkinson, Todd Stone target Dianne Watts

Vancouver-Quilchena MLA Andrew Wilkinson announces new MLA supporters in Victoria, Nov. 30, 2017. (Tom Fletcher/Black Press)
British Columbia Liberal leadership candidate Dianne Watts, left and Alla Drigola from her campaign office chat with Chris Mellin and Bob Cole, president of the Liberal riding association in Alberni-Pacific Rim, during Watts’ meet and greet at Pastimes Bar & Grill, Saturday night. SUSAN QUINN PHOTO

BC Liberal leadership candidate stresses community in first Island stops

Dianne Watts continues tour in Victoria on Sunday, Oct. 29

British Columbia Liberal leadership candidate Dianne Watts, left and Alla Drigola from her campaign office chat with Chris Mellin and Bob Cole, president of the Liberal riding association in Alberni-Pacific Rim, during Watts’ meet and greet at Pastimes Bar & Grill, Saturday night. SUSAN QUINN PHOTO
Vikram Bajwa (pictured) has withdrawn his bid for become the next leader of the B.C. Liberal Party. (Submitted photo)

Bajwa withdraws bid for B.C. Liberal Leadership

Vikram Bajwa recently ran for mayor of Surrey in 2014

Vikram Bajwa (pictured) has withdrawn his bid for become the next leader of the B.C. Liberal Party. (Submitted photo)
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