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Just released by the BC Conservative Party in the past 40 minutes, Dan Brooks has resigned as Leader

The BC Conservative Party has just released the following in the past three quarters of an hour.  Leader Dan Brooks has announced he is leaving the post
 
 
From: BC Conservative Party <info@bcconservative.ca>
Date: January 4, 2016 at 12:29:21 PM PST
To: xxxxxxxx
Subject: BC Conservative Leader Dan Brooks Resigns
 
 
Vanderhoof, BC (January 4, 2016)- Dan Brooks, who led the BC Conservatives from April 2014 until now, has resigned as leader. He has been asked by the Party to serve temporarily as interim leader until February 20, 2016.
"It has been an honour to serve the people of British Columbia as leader of the BC Conservative Party, but the time has come for me to pass the torch." Brooks said, acknowledging that his term as a volunteer leader was both challenging and rewarding, but that the time had come to refocus on family and business.

"My resignation opens a range of opportunities for the Party to find new leadership, to reach out to potential Premiers and ask them to come forward to take the helm of the BC Conservatives and transform our province."

The BC Conservative Party, which is holding its Annual General Meeting in Richmond on February 20th, will immediately begin planning a convention to select a new leader. At the request of the Party Board of Directors, Brooks has agreed to serve as interim leader until the AGM.

"British Columbia needs a conservative alternative." Brooks said. "With the BC Liberals mired in scandal, and with the voter mistrust of the NDP, we truly have an opportunity to show British Columbians there is a better, conservative alternative."
 
Brooks remains a strong supporter and has pledged to continue to help build the Party in a local capacity.

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  1. It will be very interesting to see who will throw their hats in the ring to run for leader now. If the right persons step forward,I would entertain rejoining the party. I wonder if this had anything to do with the upcoming trial of Brooks and company over slanderous statements of Rick Peterson during the last leadership race. The party could not afford to have their leader's name brought through the mud just before an election. Will Rick put his name forward again?

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