Oct 25, 2010 Press Release
WEEK FOUR OF RECALL RECRUITMENT CAMPAIGN CONTINUES TO BUILD MOMENTUM ACROSS BC
Comox Valley moves into 4th place with 140 canvassers challenging top three Recall ridings
PORT COQUITLAM – After four weeks of competing to see which ridings will be amoung the first to conduct Recalls under the Fight HST banner another 266 people have volunteered bringing the total to 2,631 canvasser’s province wide.
Fight HST Lead Organizer, Chris Delaney, says the biggest gain was made in Don McRae’s Comox Valley riding, which shot up from 90 to 140 canvassers in one week putting them solidly in fourth place behind Oak Bay Gordon Head in first place with 189 canvassers, followed by Cariboo-Chilcotin in second place with 174 canvassers, and Kamloops North in third with 162 canvassers.
“Most of the ridings with big numbers saw an even larger jump this past week, probably due to voter anger over the Basi-Virk deal made by the government,” said Delaney. “That only fueled the anti-HST fire. People are furious with the government and there can be no question that is adding momentum to our Recall campaign.”
Delaney says Boundary-Similkameen with 139 volunteers and Saanich North with 132 are in a tight three way race for 4th place with Comox Valley. He says Parksville-Qualicum and Maple Ridge Mission are in 5th and 6th place, with 132 and 106 volunteers respectively.
“It is very competitive right now in 8 of the 18 ridings. The other ten all have a solid base of canvassers that even now could launch successful Recalls with the right strategy. For example, Kelowna has a collective total of 135 canvassers signed up and there is talk of pooling their resources and targeting one candidate instead of three there,” said Delaney.
“With three weeks left to go it is anyone’s race to win – except the Liberals’ of course,” Delaney concluded.
Following are the results from Week Four of the HST Survivor Recall contest:
|Boundary Similkameen||John Slater||139|
|Cariboo Chilcotin||Donna Barnett||174|
|Comox Valley||Don McRae||140|
|Kamloops North||Terry Lake||162|
|Kelowna Lake Country||Norm Letnick||48|
|Kelowna Mission||Steve Thompson||51|
|Kelowna Westside||Ben Stewart||36|
|Kootenay East||Bill Bennett||31|
|Maple Ridge – Mission||Marc Dalton||106|
|N. Vancouver-Seymour||Jane Thornthwaite||37|
|Oak Bay – Gordon Head||Ida Chong||189|
|Parksville Qualicum||Ron Cantelon||122|
|Saanich North & Islands||Murray Coell||132|
|Vernon Monashee||Eric Foster||51|
|West Vancouver STS||Joan McIntyre||68|
|Recall Ridings||Sub total||1725|
|All Other Ridings||Volunteers at Large||906|
|RUNNING TOTALS (ALL)||2631|
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Oct 18, 2010 Press Release
FIGHT HST RECALL RECRUITMENT RACE TURNS RED HOT
Cariboo-Chilcotin moves into second place in “MLA Survivor Recall” contest with 158 canvassers
Port Coquitlam – In only three weeks since Fight HST launched the “MLA Survivor Recall – Vote them off the Island” contest, the race to see which of the 18 ridings competing will go first has become red hot says Fight HST lead organizer, Chris Delaney.
Delaney says as of this week there are over 2,369 canvassers signed up across the province with the big surprise being MLA Donna Barnett’s Cariboo-Chilcotin riding which more than doubled its number of volunteers from 77 to 158. That places them 2nd behind Oak Bay-Gordon Head MLA Ida Chong with 178 canvassers and just ahead of 3rd place Kamloops North MLA Terry Lake with 146 canvassers.
“When you consider the physical size of Cariboo-Chilcotin and the smaller population there, these numbers are absolutely stunning,” said Delaney. “The people there are very upset with their MLA and are determined to be amoung the first to launch a Recall under Fight HST.”Share on Facebook
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