Lorne Mayencourt video jumps the gun on tomorrow's B.C. Liberal nomination vote
There's a video of a former MLA on YouTube claiming that he's "very proud to be the B.C. Liberal candidate in Vancouver–False Creek"—even though the intensely contested nomination won't be held until tomorrow night.
Mayencourt, who represented Vancouver-Burrard from 2001 to 2008, is running against former Vancouver mayor Sam Sullivan and lawyer Brian Fixter for the B.C. Liberal nod in Vancouver–False Creek.
"Hi, I'm Lorne Mayencourt and I'm very proud to be the B.C. Liberal candidate in Vancouver–False Creek," Mayencourt says in the video posted on February 13. "Like you, I need to reach out to my community in all sorts of different ways. And this video is one of those methods."
Mayencourt then offers a strong endorsement to Shaky Egg Communications, which created the video. It's on the Shaky Egg Communications YouTube channel, where videos are posted by company principal Brent Stafford.
"If you'd like to do something similar, please call Shaky Egg at the number that's on your screen," Mayencourt says. "Talk to Brent. He'll make sure that the video is shot and that you look great. Thank you very much, and I look forward to seeing you on May 14th."
The video came to light thanks to someone who posted a comment underneath an article featuring videos of all three candidates for the nomination.
In another video on the Shaky Egg YouTube channel, Mayencourt ackowledges that he's in a tough fight for the support of B.C. Liberals in the constituency.
"To be your B.C. Liberal candidate in May's provincial election, I need your vote on February 20th at the candidate-selection meeting," he says. "We expect a really close nomination race—and your support is vital to our success."