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Hundreds of federal Liberals expected for B.C. convention in Kelowna

FILE PHOTO - Federal Liberal party delegates vote on a resolution during the party's biennial convention in Montreal on Feb. 23, 2014.
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October 30, 2018 - 4:00 PM

KELOWNA - A pre-election convention and training session is expected to bring hundreds of card-carrying federal Liberals to Kelowna next month.

There are 18 Liberal MPs in B.C. but Kelowna-Lake Country’s Stephen Fuhr is the only one from the Interior.

The agenda and list of guest speakers is not yet available for the B.C. convention, which is held every two years, so it's not known if Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will be attending.

Marjolaine Provost, the party’s manager of media relations, says in an email this is the first time in recent years that the Liberal Party of Canada (B.C.) has held this event in Kelowna. It was held in Penticton in 2004 and at Sun Peaks near Kamloops in 2008.

The convention will be held at Kelowna’s Delta Grant Okanagan hotel from Friday, Nov. 16 to Sunday, Nov. 18.

Anyone interested in attending as a delegate has to become a party member by Nov. 2.

More information is available at the convention website here.

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