B.C. Liberals announce that "BC United" will be put before members as the new party name
Party leader Kevin Falcon says that he'll be voting in favour of this change
When Kevin Falcon announced last year that he was seeking the leadership of the B.C. Liberals, he proposed creating a new name for the party.
But he promised that this would only be done in consultation with the membership. In June, two-thirds of delegates at a party convention voted to go down this road.
Today, the B.C. Liberals announced the results of that consultation—and the proposed new name is BC United.
It came after more than 2,000 suggestions were put forward over a three-month period. It still has to be ratified by members in a vote.
“I want to thank all the members who have taken part in the process so far, and I urge them to participate in the vote when the time comes later this year,” Falcon said in a party news release. “I’ll personally be voting in favour of changing the Party name, and I’m hopeful our members do too.”
The proposed name change has been the focus of three critical columns by Georgia Straight contributor Martyn Brown, the former chief of staff to ex-B.C. Liberal premier Gordon Campbell. You can click the links to those columns below.
Martyn Brown: Across the universe with Kevin Falcon, his guiding tune for his broken band is "Get Back"
Martyn Brown: A smarter strategy for changing the B.C. Liberal name, dumb as that enterprise is for Kevin Falcon
Martyn Brown: What to rename the B.C. Liberal party? Let the fun and games begin