Liv Grewal Had Won The Nomination With 54 Percent Vote!
“Over the last 18 years, I have been actively participating in the Reform Party of Canada, Canadian Alliance, and then to the Conservative Party of Canada. I’m disappointed with this decision by the Party. Sadly, it is the result of an unfair political process,” Liv Grewal said in a press release on Wednesday.
By R. Paul Dhillon
ABBOTSFORD – Embattled former Conservative MP Gurmant Grewal’s son Liv Grewal will not be a Conservative Party candidate in the next federal election in the new constituency of Mission-Matsqui-Fraser Canyon (MMFC).
Like his famous father who was also forced to withdraw from a nomination meeting earlier this year, Liv Grewal was forced to withdraw after winning the nomination, stemming from complaints of membership irregularities by his opponents even though he won the nomination with 54 percent of the vote tallied.
“For as long as I can remember, I’ve always been passionate about public service,” Liv Grewal said in a press release on Wednesday.
“Over the last 18 years, I have been actively participating in the Reform Party of Canada, Canadian Alliance, and then to the Conservative Party of Canada. I’m disappointed with this decision by the Party. Sadly, it is the result of an unfair political process.”
Grewal, who won the nomination in the first ballot against four other candidates on May 2nd, said he had submitted a fair majority of the total 3900 memberships. He and his volunteer team and his family including his 80 year old grandmother had worked hard day in and day out for many months knocking doors to convince residents to become members of the Conservative Party.
He said 100% of all membership forms were submitted by personal cheques or credit cards and all forms were duly signed by the members agreeing to the terms and conditions of the membership.
The Party had done its due diligence by calling the membership prior to the vote. An experienced Returning Officer then conducted the nomination vote, as per the Party’s rules and the result was duly announced.
Grewal graduated in Political Science with Honours from Simon Fraser University and holds a Masters in Public Management and Governance with Merit from the London School of Economics.
Grewal said he has interned in the Office of the Prime Minister of Canada in the Department of Strategic Communication.
Grewal has contributed as a volunteer in seven federal election campaigns and three leadership races. Many Conservative MPs had endorsed Grewal’s candidacy, calling him an intelligent, articulate, and passionate individual who has the potential to be a strong leader.