Tuesday, March 15, 2005

Star Candidate for the BC Liberals!!

This is great to have another star candidate added to the BC Liberal Team!!

Taylor drops CBC role to run for B.C. Liberals

Monday, March 14, 2005 Updated at 9:53 PM EST
Canadian Press

Vancouver — Former Vancouver city councillor Carole Taylor, who was chair of the CBC's board of directors, will seek the Liberal nomination in a Vancouver riding for the May 17 election in British Columbia.

Ms. Taylor said Monday she had resigned from the CBC board in order to seek the nomination in Vancouver-Langara.

“I have always believed in the importance of public life,” she said in a statement. “I would like to contribute to the momentum that is building here, not just for the good of the province but for the good of the country as well.”

Premier Gordon Campbell introduced Ms. Taylor at a news conference and described her as an impressive candidate for the party.

“I could not be happier,” he said in a news release. “I have always been impressed with Carole's leadership abilities, her integrity, her tenacity.”

Ms. Taylor, who lives in Vancouver, served on city council from 1986 to 1990 and is married to former Vancouver mayor Art Phillips.

She was a one-time host of CTV's Canada AM and W-FIVE programs before joining the CBC to host Pacific Report and Authors, as well as Scene from Here and Vancouver Life.

CBC President Robert Rabinovitch said he was sorry to see Ms. Taylor step down as chair of the public broadcaster's board of directors.

“Carole Taylor's deep belief in the role of public broadcasting and in CBC/Radio-Canada has guided our actions and our strategy,” he said in a news release. “We will miss her and we wish her all the best.”

Ms. Taylor is also a former chair of both the Vancouver Port Corp. and Canada Ports Corp. and a recipient of the Order of Canada.

Ms. Taylor is seeking to replace Val Anderson, who has represented the Vancouver-Langara riding for the Liberals for more than 13 years.

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