Krasnoyarsk, we have a problem

It looks like the New Democrat campaign machine needs a little oil. According to a resolution submitted during last weekend's provincial council meeting, there "are low levels or diminishing numbers of active, experienced" party volunteers in the ridings of Revelstoke, Kelowna-Mission and Shuswap. That resolution called upon the New Democrats to deal with the problem by creating two seperate paid organizer positions in outlying regional centres. But it was eventually withdrawn when senior party members committed to make sure heartland ridings would be adequately supported in the run-up to the next election.

Another resolution, which was passed, notes many riding associations across the province "did not nor could not collect" much voter identification data during the last election, due to a lack of familiarity with NDP Vote. NDP Vote is a new online database similar to the Conservative's Constituency Information Management System. That data deficit means the New Democrats will have a tougher time getting out voters in British Columbia during the next provincial and federal elections.

The following are copies of those resolutions.

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PROVINCIAL SUPPORT STAFF LOCATED AT REGIONAL CENTRES

Submitted by: Revelstoke NDP Club
Kelowna Mission Constituency Association
Shuswap Constituency Association
Received: August 23, 2004
August 23, 2004
August 30, 2004

WHEREAS there is an established need for closer links with the overall party apparatus and the functions of staff support in outlying regions from the lower mainland, and;

WHEREAS there are low levels or diminishing numbers of active, experienced support from which to draw on a volunteer basis in these outlying regions at this late date on the election countdown calendar,

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the BC NDP immediately create a separate endowment fund that would provide for the creation of two staff organizer positions to be established in outlying regional centres; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that selection of such staff include local experienced campaigners that have regional perspectives and insight with which to address their tasks at the regional level

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NDP VOTE DATA & TRAINING

Submitted by: Kelowna Mission Constituency Association
Received: September 7, 2004

WHEREAS the new NDP Vote requires time to train local constituency workers,

And

WHEREAS the federal data was not received in a timely manner;

And

WHEREAS many Riding Associations did not nor could not collect much data as a result

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that::

* Provincial Office will ensure that voter contact databases are available earlier in the campaign; and
* That merged lists should be made more easy to handle, such as considering reverting back to MS Access (spreadsheet formatted) files.; and
* That NDP Vote Workshops be held outside the Lower Mainland; and
* That technological assistance at provincial office and in the regions can be very helpful and these relationships must be cultivated and maintained.

13 Comments

Is the word Krasnoyarsk an attempt to be funny, Sean? Your non-partisan website is starting to show it`s Liberal lining.

I agree. This USSR/NDP thing is really tired. Wit is important, no doubt, but the Socred/Used Car Salesman stuff is FOX news. Get over it.

I agree these are fairly biased comments about the ndp. I have been in the Northern Interior for the past week and all the local papers up there have full page adds telling us how wonderful of a place B.C. is to live in and people up there are hurting big time. Why isn't Holman complaining about the fiberals using our money to spin lies? I have not had time to read through all the old news here but these adds have been out there for a while. If this website becomes to biased there are many alternatives.

I googled Krasnoyarsk and it is a city in Siberia so what is your point holman? Are you implying that the oppositon party in B.C. is a communist party or are you now part of the media spin coming out of Victoria and Canwest? We need unbiased reporting in this Province not more of the same old rhetoric we have been sold by the existing media!

if the people above who comment don,t like this
website,why do they keep reading it?

by the way,where can i find some serious policy info on the NDP? i,m undecided.

nic

We make comments for the same reason that people write letters to newspapers, because we have strong opinions.

Vic: you can get some information on the NDP website. I think it's www.ndp.ca.
If you are worried about the state of the NDP, Sean, worry no more. Party membership has gone from 10,000 to 30,000 in a matter of half a year. There are all sort of people coming out of the woodwork seeking NDP nominations. Even here in Surrey White Rock - a very very tough place for the NDP - there's 4 people seeking the nomination.

Vic: you can get some information on the NDP website. I think it's www.ndp.ca.
If you are worried about the state of the NDP, Sean, worry no more. Party membership has gone from 10,000 to 30,000 in a matter of half a year. There are all sort of people coming out of the woodwork seeking NDP nominations. Even here in Surrey White Rock - a very very tough place for the NDP - there's 4 people seeking the nomination.

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Hmmmm...I investigated the NDP wesbite in search of policy, and could find little more than propoganda. In fact I wondered if the site authors there even live in the same Province let alone universe. I don't think I have ever read more criticism in my life. I have posted my email so perhaps someone who supports the NDP can tell me what Carole James will do to enhance our Province. And please don't tell me that paying an HEU member and extra three bucks an hour will shorten waiting times...that argument I am not buying.

Of course not. Only those jobs performed by
suits are improved with more money. The lower
orders are better motivted by fear. So if there
is a shortage of tradespeople or truck drivers or
berry pickers(manual labour) fly people in from Mexico. If you need a top notch manager you have to
pay more money. It's the free market.

I've managed to save up roughly $70007 in my bank account, but I'm not sure if I should buy a house or not. Do you think the market is stable or do you think that home prices will decrease by a lot?

I've managed to save up roughly $70007 in my bank account, but I'm not sure if I should buy a house or not. Do you think the market is stable or do you think that home prices will decrease by a lot?

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