Monday, February 12, 2007

Stilwell Allowed to Run for Conservative Nomination

SoCon Stilwell Now Allowed to Run for Conservative Nomination, Thanks

By John-Henry Westen

SURREY, BC, February 12, 2007 ( - The Conservative Party of Canada has reconsidered its rejection of a prominent social conservative in British Columbia after a story expose Friday. Heather Stilwell, a mother of eight and long-time elected member of the local school board, was told by Conservative Party headquarters last week that she would not be able to enter the race to represent the Conservative Party in the next federal election.

That decision was reversed after ran a story which detailed that Stilwell was rejected on a minute technicality. Party insiders locally warned Stilwell she would not be accepted as a candidate due to her past public advocacy on the right to life and traditional marriage. After a by-election loss of London Ontario Conservative candidate and social conservative Diane Haskett, left wingers inside the Party were determined forbid prominent social conservatives from running for the Party.

Stilwell is now back in the race, and credits with the development. "I just wanted to thank you for that fabulous story and I think that it moved something forward here because I've had a call and they are going to let me run," Stilwell told Saturday. "I've had a lot of response from people who were reading LifeSiteNews, so good on you guys."