The Berlin Wall has fallen! Last weekend, the provincial Young New Democrats took a half-step towards capitalism, electing Marion Pollock and Ryan Stewart as their co-chairs. Ms. Pollock and Mr. Stewart are considered somewhat more moderate than their predecessors Mike Palecek and Brianne Duhamel. Marion is the daughter of Industrial, Wood and Allied Workers of Canada senior staffer Kim Pollock and New Democrat treasurer Cheryl Hewitt. Mr. Stewart was a constituency assistant to Vancouver-Mount Pleasant MLA Jenny Kwan before going on to do contract work for Vancouver East MP Libby Davies and Vancouver-Hastings nomination hopeful Raj Sihota among others. He is currently an organizer for Surrey-Panorama Ridge New Democrat by-election candidate Jagrup Brar.
October 23, 2004