June 05, 2013
Contact: Craig Spence

BC Greens will not run in Westside-Kelowna by-election

Wednesday, June 5, 2013, Victoria – The Green Party of BC will not run a candidate against Premier Christy Clark in the by-election to be called in the riding of Westside-Kelowna, where MLA Ben Stewart has announced he will step aside to allow Premier Clark to run.

“The BC Liberals won the May 14th election decisively and the riding of Westside-Kelowna by a wide margin,” says Jane Sterk, leader of the BC Green Party. “The voters have indicated in both instances that they want a Liberal government. It is clear that the premier deserves to be in the legislature and we are following the tradition of respecting the wishes of the voters in this regard. We wish the premier success in the by-election and in the upcoming session of the legislature.”

Dr. Andrew Weaver, the first elected Green Party of BC MLA will be sworn in tomorrow, Thursday, June 6. As a Green MLA for the riding of Oak Bay - Gordon Head he will continue to demonstrate a new style of politics that engages voters on the issues that matter to them.


Media contact: Jane Sterk, leader@greenparty.bc.ca, (250) 507-1715

Page activities

Please check your e-mail for a link to activate your account.
  • commented 2013-06-25 18:51:09 -0700
    The BS green party supports and advocates the wrongful imprisonment and torture of Enviro tec inventor and innovator ME
    by supporting Christy Clark !

    Related Cicumstances

    April 15 2009 Dennis Baker emails elections BC ( Candidate )
    April 16 2009 RCMP Cpl Myhre plants drugs in Vehicle ( Charges Baker only )
    April 20 2009 RCMP Cpl Myhre Changes Morphine to Dexedrine ( $500.oo bail)
    April 23 2009 Elections BC Closes nominations for candidates
    July 27 2009 RCMP Public Complaints Commission refuses to Act on Myhre
    Aug 21 2009 Dennis Baker files a Genocide Complaint against Myhre with I.C.C. International Criminal Court
    Oct 06 2009 Baker files 2 emails with ICC titled Evidence 1 & 2
    Oct 07 2009 RCMP Cpl Myhre Claims source info to obtain warrant for Documentation/ Cocaine. Documents and Morphine taken
    & Cell Phone belonging to Linda Bachmann
    Oct 08 2009 RCMP Cpl Myhre Has Informant text Linda Bachmanns cell phone Fabricated Message to use as Evidence
    against Dennis Baker
    Nov 06 2009 Crown Stays April 16 Count #1 PPT due to application from Dennis Baker while in custody (6 weeks)
    Nov 18 2009 As prerequisite of bail deal. I pleaded guilty to 3 charges Including Linda Bachmanns cell Phone!
    Bail Carried over $500.oo to new charges Released on House Arrest Conditions.

    Nov 22 2010 Judge Sinclair orders production records on cell phone evidence.
    Dec 21 2010 Crown Stays all charges due to Fabricated Text, sent by police informant.
    Dec 30 2010 Dennis Baker files complaints with RCMP public Complaints Commission (Myhre Perjury)
    Jan/Feb 2011Penticton RCMP get Superintendent of Motor Vehicles to Prohibit Dennis Baker
    From driving Arbitrarily. ( Baker family cannot flee BC out of Myhre Jurisdiction until June 14 2011)
    May 10 2011 RCMP text Dennis Baker Indicating Morphine Available. , Dennis Baker arrested for talking/ texting Morphine!
    May 11 2011 RCMP Cpl Trudeau asked Dennis Baker to drop complaint against Myhre & Livingston. Shortly after was taken to telephone court and charged with crack and dilaudid found by Myhre.
    May 12 2011 Bail hearing Myhre testifies to having the bicycle alone in his possession; then finding drugs
    in the presence of Anderson.
    May 16 2011 RCMP Kraft finger prints packages (7) No prints found.

    June 06 2011 Video Court appearance application for disclosure Judge Sinclair
    Clearly outlining concerns regarding credibility of RCMP Myhre

    June 10 2011 RCMP public Complaints Commission mail file # 2010-4382
    Myhre under investigation for Oct 7 2009 Oct 08 2009 actions as follows:
    1)Charged him with offences related to possession of drugs for the purpose of trafficking without having evidence
    to support the charges (charges dropped and/or stayed).
    2)Falsified evidence and /or ignored information when they charged him with possession of a
    wireless communication device.
    3)Fabricated information related to a cell phone so they could be able to charge him with offences related to trafficking in narcotics.

    June 17 2011 Judge Sinclair delivers judgement which clearly outlined my concerns Regarding RCMP Myhre.
    Here the Crown Prosecutors are negligent in not investigating these concerns!
    (R.v.McNeil) see apendix page
    50 The same duty to inquire applies when the Crown is informed of potentially relevant evidence
    pertaining to the credibility or reliability of the witness in the case. As the amicus curiae
    rightly states, the Crown and defence are not adverse in interest in discovering the existence
    of an unreliable or unethical police officer!
    June 20 2011 RCMP Inspector Haughli terminates all to access to the
    Commission for Public Complaints against the RCMP.

    July 20 2011 Judge Chapman denied my applications to subpoena witness’s!
    ( R.v.Nova Scotia) see appendix page
    ( R.v. Churchman) see appendix page
    Judge Chapman indicated he was unaware of my (3) Notice of Charter Argument and
    Statement of Issues and Witness’s. I assured him the document originals where on file
    at the Penticton Court House.I also indicated the Notice of Charter Argument
    was so the he would know what full answer and defence was on this case.

    Aug 08 2011 Judge Chapman rules that he was not going to allowing questioning regarding issues prior to May 10.

    1) Preventing me from making an O’Conner application at trial for
    RCMP public Complaints Commission file # 2010-4382
    due to failure to lay a foundation for the contents of a record that is likely relevant to an issue at trial!
    Under Section 278.5 (1)(b) in order to seek production of that record at trial.
    (R.v.McNeil) see appendix page
    (R.v.B.(E.)) see appendix page
    2) Preventing me from setting up the evidentiary basis to challenge the Crowns evidence at Trial,
    and obtaining evidence that may relate to potential Charter defences at Trial.
    Judge Chapman was aware of my potential charter argument due to its repetition in (3) three
    Notice of Charter Argument and Statement of Issues and Witness’s.
    ( R.v.George) see appendix page
    3) Preventing me from subpoena Crown Prosecutors whom could give material evidence relevant
    to abuse of process, and the credibility of RCMP Myhre. As indicated in the
    Notice of Charter Argument and Statement of Issues and Witness’s
    ( R.v. Stupp) see appendix page
    4) Crown Council oppose my cross examination of police witness’s
    (R.v.Zoar) see appendix page

    Judge Chapman was quite clear in stating that the one day scheduled was insufficient
    to complete the preliminary and that a continuation would be in the distant future as
    as the case would be resent to the Trial Coordinator to set a new date to finish the preliminary hearing.

    this would result in an estimated 6 to 13 months further in custody until the end of the preliminary
    then 3 to 9 months further in custody to get Judge Chapman s warrant of committal quashed,
    then another 6 to 13 months in custody for a date to continue the Preliminary Hearing.

    Aug 09 2011 I pleaded guilty in order to be released in less than 3 years.
    I was required to serve an additional 102 days.

    Nov 18 2011 Released from KRCC 6 months 10 days in jail.

    Feb 13 2012 I Dennis Baker was Polygraphed regarding the alleged drugs in my bicycle by RCMP Myhre. It was determined that I am telling the truth and had no knowledge what so ever of these drugs.
  • commented 2013-06-09 20:16:56 -0700
    The Okanagan Greens and The Green Party of British Columbia will distinguish themselves with their absence from this by election campaign.

    As Leader, it is Jane Sterk’s call and she sure sounds strident over it.

    What is this? Are we too tired, too self-satisfied, too broke or just too damned obsequious by half?

    There is nowhere else in BC that democracy needs more of a good test just now than in Okanagan Westside.

    There is work to be done.

    If the Okanagan Greens aren’t up for it then The Green Party of BC needs to recruit a party member with capacity and drop them into the hustings.
  • commented 2013-06-07 14:21:58 -0700
    So what kind of compensation was given, for stepping down? Democracy for sale! I think it is a shame that the Green Party is supporting this by not running a candidate. The people in Westside-Kelowna, where MLA Ben Stewart was elected are being screwed, was this part of his platform? “Vote for me, so I can step down and let another person represent you”
  • commented 2013-06-05 23:00:34 -0700
Donate Get Involved