B.C. NDP to Choose New Leader April 17


From CBC.ca – Dec. 18, 2010

The B.C. NDP provincial council has voted to hold a leadership election in April.

“British Columbians are ready for a change from the reckless policies
of the B.C. Liberals, and New Democrats are moving forward with our
leadership election,” Jan O’Brien, provincial secretary of the B.C. NDP,
said in a written release.

“It’s an exciting time to be a New Democrat in British Columbia, and
we’re looking forward to a competitive leadership election.”

A leadership assembly will take place on April 17 at the Vancouver Convention Centre.

The leadership election comes after party leader Carole James ended
her struggle with a dissident caucus faction and resigned earlier this

Several B.C. NDP leadership contenders have expressed interest in the
job, including Fraser-Nicola MLA Harry Lali and Port Coquitlam-Burke
Mountain MLA Mike Farnworth, but no one has formally entered the
leadership race.

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Damien Gillis is a Vancouver-based documentary filmmaker with a focus on environmental and social justice issues - especially relating to water, energy, and saving Canada's wild salmon - working with many environmental organizations in BC and around the world. He is the co-founder, along with Rafe Mair, of The Common Sense Canadian, and a board member of both the BC Environmental Network and the Haig-Brown Institute.