BC Liberals

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)
Peace River South MLA Mike Bernier campaigns in Comox. (Facebook)

B.C. Liberals gear up leadership campaigns

Wilkinson, de Jong, Bernier, Watts on the road

Peace River South MLA Mike Bernier campaigns in Comox. (Facebook)
Former transportation minister Todd Stone puts winter tires on his pickup, October 2013. (Black Press files)

Todd Stone hits the road for leadership

B.C. Liberal hopeful emphasizes youth, technology

Former transportation minister Todd Stone puts winter tires on his pickup, October 2013. (Black Press files)
Kamloops MLAs Peter Milobar and Todd Stone celebrate their constituency wins May 9. (Facebook)

Todd Stone joins crowded B.C. Liberal leadership field

Eight candidates in running to replace Christy Clark

Kamloops MLAs Peter Milobar and Todd Stone celebrate their constituency wins May 9. (Facebook)
Former Liberal MP and cabinet minister Herb Dhaliwal. (Photo: Submitted).

Vikram Bajwa joins Liberal leadership race, Herb Dhaliwal might

Bajwa has run for office unsuccessfully in Surrey, Dhaliwal was a Liberal MP in the Chretien era

Former Liberal MP and cabinet minister Herb Dhaliwal. (Photo: Submitted).
Kamloops-South Thompson MLA Todd Stone. (Facebook)

B.C. Liberals battle party subsidy, some more gingerly than others

Todd Stone pushes leadership candidates to just say no

Kamloops-South Thompson MLA Todd Stone. (Facebook)
Abbotsford West MLA Mike de Jong in his office at the B.C. legislature, Sept. 25, 2017. (Tom Fletcher/Black Press)

Mike de Jong’s second shot at leadership

B.C. Liberal’s tight spending may be a blessing and a curse

Abbotsford West MLA Mike de Jong in his office at the B.C. legislature, Sept. 25, 2017. (Tom Fletcher/Black Press)
Peace River South MLA Mike Bernier announces his candidacy for the B.C. Liberal leadership in Vancouver, Sept. 25, 2017. (Katya Slepian/Black Press)

Bernier joins race for B.C. Liberal leadership

Former education minister promises ‘empathy’

Peace River South MLA Mike Bernier announces his candidacy for the B.C. Liberal leadership in Vancouver, Sept. 25, 2017. (Katya Slepian/Black Press)
MP Dianne Watts celebrates with supporters after announcing her BC Liberal leadership bid. (Katya Slepian/Black Press)

Dianne Watts promises to fix ‘disconnect’ with BC Liberals’ base

Former Surrey mayor lays out plans for transportation, housing and marijuana legalization

MP Dianne Watts celebrates with supporters after announcing her BC Liberal leadership bid. (Katya Slepian/Black Press)