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Local BC Liberals looking for policy ideas

BC Liberal MLAs for Chilliwack, John Martin and Chilliwack-Hope, Laurie Throness. - Submitted
BC Liberal MLAs for Chilliwack, John Martin and Chilliwack-Hope, Laurie Throness.
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The Chilliwack Riding Association of the BC Liberal Party is inviting local residents to submit policy proposals ahead of the provincial party's convention in May.

"We want to take one, or more, meaningful policy proposals from Chilliwack to convention, so we hope to start with a lot of ideas and then narrow them down," explained Chilliwack riding president Collin Rogers.

The Riding Association is inviting residents and organizations to attend an open policy session on Feb. 22 at Decades Coffee Club on Wellington from 10 a.m. to noon.

For those who can't attend, policy ideas can be emailed along with a name and phone number to Chilliwack@BCLiberals.com.

A second policy session is also scheduled for Feb. 27, but is open to party members only.

All policy ideas received by the end of February will be reviewed by the Riding Association's policy committee and executive. The best ideas, consistent with BC Liberal Party principles and values, will be developed into a one-page policy proposal to be considered first by the Riding Association membership and then forwarded for consideration by members at the provincial party convention to be held in Kelowna in May.

"Policy resolutions adopted at conventions do not bind government, but they do help guide the BC Liberal government in setting legislative priorities, explained Riding policy chair Bob Fitzsimmons. "Many ideas from grassroots policy discussions, like ours, have become government policy or legislation over the last 13 years."

For more information or to submit a policy suggestion, email Rogers at Chilliwack@BCLiberals.com or call and leave a message with name and phone number at 604-847-2267.

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