PETERS – What could a leader from the Interior mean for the Interior?

Todd Stone. Next leader?

TODD STONE must feel like the prettiest girl in the dance.

That’s what it’s like when everyone’s looking at you, right?

As the BC Liberal leadership wound to a close this week, it was Stone who was in the crosshairs of all his rivals.

Four of his five opponents signed a letter asking the party to look into his disqualified memberships, which they say total to an abnormally-large sum.

There’s no way they would have done that if they didn’t consider Stone the main threat in the race.

While the former Social Credit Party had plenty of leaders from the Interior, the BC Liberals haven’t had a leader from outside Vancouver Island and the Lower Mainland since Duff Pattullo from Prince Rupert in 1928.

No, Christy Clark in West Kelowna doesn’t count.


James Peters is the radio anchor at CFJC, coming to Kamloops in 2006. He anchors the afternoon news on B-100 and 98.3 CIFM, and contributes weekly editorials to the CFJC Evening News. He tweets regularly @Jamloops.

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