Sunday, April 23, 2006

Who needs enemies...

TEAM Burnaby members were at each others throats on Thursday night at their annual general meeting. Multiple reports out of the right-leaning party's camp suggest a hotly contested race between the seven candidates for the board. Part of the board's responsibility over the next two-plus years will be to dig the organization out of the red after an expensive 2005 campaign and build up a warchest to contest the 2008 campaign against the Burnaby Citizens' Association and the returning Burnaby Voters'--Non-Partisan Assocition.

No word as of yet as to which board hopefuls--indepdendent council candidate Andrew Chisholm, council candidates Jeffrey Chiu and Ron Churchill, businessman Raymond Leung, anti-crime advocate Rick Maysenhoelder, TEAM 2005 nomination candidate Robin Ross, and youngster Michael Wu--won the five open spots. (Please inform Burnaby Politics of municipal happenings of TEAM, BCA, or BV-NPA in the comments section.)

18 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

so according to you the meeting was divisive, but you have no idea what happened in the elections?

Stop making stuff up. It's clear you've got no sources when you post stuff like this

4/24/2006 1:26 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Brock, you could just call me rather than embarrass yourself like this.

4/24/2006 1:57 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

who is me?

4/24/2006 2:17 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who is Brock, the AGM was not nasty. Get a grip. 7 people applied and 5 got it. Simple.
The only thing Robert got right was the debt issue. Michael and Rick were not elected. Oh and for the record there will be no BVNPA resurrected.

4/24/2006 4:44 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

One "applies" for a director's position?

Usually people are elected from the floor as per Robert's Rules of order or has Team Burnaby become a benevolent totalitarian dictatorship where only a "chosen
few" get considered?

if that's the case, why bother with being a member if decisions are made as to who runs and who doesn't? Works for candidate nominations, but for positions on an executive for a civic party?

Get real. Be brave and let the membership decide what they want Team Burnaby to be. Otherwise being
a member is a waste of time.

If some people don't get elected because of nominations from the floor, so be it.

4/24/2006 5:12 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm not quite sure how nominations from the floor are more democratic than having any member (that's right, any member at all) express an interest in the job of director and then to have a vote if there are more candidates than spaces.

I have seen a lot of hijacked meetings - especially in the political realm. There is nothing democratic about a hijacked meeting. Rosemary Brown of the NDP used to do it all the time

4/24/2006 6:29 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Someone needs a bit of fundamentals.

If there's no nominations taken from the floor at an Annual General Meeting and the membership has to pick from those who supposedly have the royal jelly, then why bother having the meeting?

Wonder if Team Burnaby is a totalitarian enevolent dictatorship or a local
copy of the old Soviet model of electing representatives (choose one of these similar candidates).

Seems like Team Burnaby is doing alot to protect a few people who are worth very little.

4/24/2006 6:58 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I've presented my arguement. If that's the best you've got, I'm happy to leave you with the last word

4/24/2006 9:16 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

# one comment above sure got you, Robert. Four days after the meeting and you have to post a message begging for information on how it turned out? Who won? Who lost?

I take my hat off. You are sure tuned in to Burnaby politics!

4/24/2006 9:28 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who the hell is the Brock talked about above? I only know two Brocks from Burnaby. One is working as a mining engineer in Brazil. The other is about to be appointed to the PMO. It will be good to have him there. But I am sure Robert Burnaby must know all this already. He must be keeping this info for some later posting.

Come on Robert. Show us what you know

4/24/2006 10:17 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Those in Team Burnaby should look in the mirror rather than wasting time commenting within a blog website and worrying about which block in Burnaby has a Brock.

Team Burnaby's campaign was run by incompentent people, and if Team Burnaby was smart, they would make themselves more democratic than trying to protect those who supposedly know how to run a political group.

The BCA ran a weak campaign last time and they definately will not next time.

4/24/2006 11:02 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OK I made an error with the word "APPLIES" gee bite me why don't you. I found a new blog BC Poly Blog. See you there.

4/25/2006 8:41 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Amazing that some Team Burnaby members waste time in blogs when they need to focus on rebuilding after a disasterous campaign.

Sure three councillors got elected, but two could have got elected without Team Burnaby's help.

Given the way Team Burnaby runs things, its probably so that a person has to apply to run as a Director rather than working the membership list for support.

What's next for Team Burnaby? Appointed candidates?

What a stupid organization.

4/25/2006 9:51 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Brock being hired in the PMO = Robert Burnaby = The Guy who Writes this Blog

One and the same.

4/25/2006 3:52 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

yeah right and the Canucks are in the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

Does anyone care about what the person who is trying to figure out who Robert Burnaby is, thinks?

4/25/2006 4:27 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What's this... disharmony and unhappiness on the right side of the spectrum in Burnaby?? I'm positively aghast. Keep up the good work Boys.

4/29/2006 11:14 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What's this... disharmony and unhappiness on the right side of the spectrum in Burnaby?? I'm positively aghast. Keep up the good work Boys.

4/29/2006 11:14 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Do the NDP members have a tendency to repeat themeselves?

Hope not.

BC doesn't need another Bingo-gate, and Fastcat fiscaco.

But then again Burnaby wouldn't do well with a repeat of the Team Burnaby disasterous campaign either.

4/29/2006 11:42 AM  

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