Yesterday, according to our spies in Vancouver, Radio India and Radio Punjab were broadcasting advertisements featuring former provincial Liberal cabinet minister Christy Clark wishing listeners a happy Diwali. Some insiders we spoke with wondered why Ms. Clark made that media buy, since she isn't running in the next election. But perhaps she was just spreading some holiday cheer? Earlier, Public Eye reported the Port Moody-Westwood uber-backbencher showed up at the Liberal convention's Saturday morning caucus breakfast flanked by more than a dozen Indo-Canadian supporters. Astute readers will remember Transportation Minister Kevin Falcon recently blamed the Liberal's Surrey-Panorama Ridge by-election loss on a lack of support among Indo-Canadians.
November 13, 2004