Provincial New Democrat leader Carole James won't be having a Sister Souljah moment at the British Columbia Federation of Labour convention, scheduled to start next Monday (November 29). But she won't be cuddling up to the union movement either. According to well-placed insiders, Ms. James will be delivering a speech stressing the need to put an end to polarized politics in this province. It will be similar to the one she gave to the Coalition of British Columbia Businesses in July. During that speech, Ms. James told the audience that meeting with, and listening to, business leaders was "a top priority." She also said she wanted "the NDP and the business community to work in partnership."
November 18, 2004