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Falcon rejects members signed up on his behalf

BC Liberals leadership candidate Kevin Falcon. - File photo
BC Liberals leadership candidate Kevin Falcon.
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With friends like these, who needs enemies?

Liberal leadership contender Kevin Falcon – who has been critical of rival Christy Clark's supporters' procedures in signing up BC Liberal party members – has called for the rejection of some memberships submitted on his behalf.

Norman Stowe, campaign manager for the Surrey-Cloverdale MLA, said Tuesday that several members of the Kamloops Blazers hockey team had been signed up as party members by "one of our supporters."

But, Stowe said, it had since been learned the hockey players were signed up "without their knowledge."

Liberal headquarters had been advised of the bogus memberships, he said, adding that he had asked they be removed from the party membership list.

"While we appreciate the support, our first obligation is to work with the party and the other leadership campaigns to ensure that our party's membership lists are as clean as possible, and that we are all working together to make sure there is absolute confidence in the membership process," he said.

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