Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Newly Re-Elected Leader Dan Brooks Ousted as Leader of the BC Conservative Party

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Newly Re-Elected Leader Dan Brooks Ousted as Leader of the BC Conservative Party

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BC Conservative party ousts leader Dan Brooks

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KAMLOOPS, B.C. - The British Columbia Conservative party is leaderless again.

Dan Brooks says the party's board has stripped him of his leadership on a technicality.

The 41-year-old businessman from Vanderhoof says the board has ruled the party meeting that approved his candidacy for the September leadership race lacked a quorum.

Brooks first became leader of the BC Conservatives in 2014 but resigned earlier this year, citing family and business responsibilities, and concern about a lawsuit from a losing candidate.

Over the summer, he announced all the issues had been resolved and he would again seek the leadership, which he won with a narrow, second ballot victory.

He says the party's board could have named him interim leader while resolving the questions surrounding his candidacy for the second leadership bid, but he believes the board wanted him out. …

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