On Thursday at 2:00, Victoria city councillor Rob Fleming will be making a "community" announcement about "government issues" with a possible provincial connection. A senior party member told us yesterday the announcement would declassify one of the provincial New Democrat's worst-kept secrets: Mr. Fleming's much-discussed plan to seek a party nomination in Victoria-Hillside. Mr. Fleming, who will likely be challenged by former MLA Steve Orcherton, denied that rumour but told Public Eye to show up anyway saying, "If nothing else, you'll get a good coffee out of it." The event will be held at Caffe Fantastico, a popular coffee shop in Victoria-Hillside.
July 21, 2004