A Deltan standoff

Last night, renegade provincial New Democrats in Delta North ignored orders to cancel their nomination meeting and choose local councillor Guy Gentner as their election candidate, says party spokesman Scott Perchall. The provincial executive issued that cancellation order when Mr. Gentner's competitor Sukhinder Sandhu, a cabbie, filed a complaint about the fairness of the nomination process. Yesterday, Public Eye reported party headquarters wouldn't be accepting the results of the meeting. No word yet on how many people attended or whether a solution to the impasse has been found. Public Eye has been unable to independently confirm Mr. Gentner's nomination with constituency association president Ernie Fulton.


Any update on this?

More nomination news :D

Mike Smyth on his program yesterday, and in his column on Tuesday reported former Bulkley Valley- Stikine and present Smithers Town Councillor Bill Goodacre is running to get his old job back.


PoMo Coun. Karen Rockwell has announced her intention to seek the NDP nod while Mary-Woo Sims, who had considered seeking office, said she is not going to proceed. The date has not been set for the NDP nomination meeting.
* Coquitlam-Maillardville: Diane Thorne, long-time Coquitlam councillor and community activist, has declared her intent to run for the NDP - and is so far unopposed. The nomination meeting is scheduled for Jan. 9. Although touted for the same spot, Coun. Kent Becker said he is not seeking the NDP nomination nor, he said, is he interested in the mayor's job.

Burquitlam: Burnaby resident Bart Healey will be acclaimed at the NDP nomination meeting Nov. 28; the cut-off date for other candidates to declare was Nov. 10.

Po CO: Past MLA, cabinet minister and city councillor Mike Farnworth is assumed to be running for the NDP but Farnworth says he is not only undecided about throwing his hat into the race, he is undecided about when he will decide. "I'm not planning on making any statements on what I'm doing for a while yet," he said Monday

I hope I didn't violate copyright laws. Not sure how else to take reports from newspapers.

Kamloops NDP

More copyright infringment :(

Pair seek NDP nomination

Jeff Hodson/KTW
Doug Brown addresses a press conference Tuesday to announce he will be running for the NDP's nomination for the Kamloops riding in May's provincial election. He will be up against Sharron Gardner, left.

Staff reporter

A social activist and an ex-professor have entered the race to try and unseat Kamloops Liberal MLA Claude Richmond in May's provincial election.
Doug Brown, an administrator for Skeetchestn Indian Band, and Sharron Gardner, an employment and assistance worker with the ministry of human resources, announced Tuesday they would be seeking the NDP nomination for the Kamloops riding.
Either Brown or Gardner will be chosen, Feb. 20, to represent the NDP.
And while the potential nominees come from different backgrounds, they both say they won't be running against Richmond, but against his party.
"I have a lot of respect for [Richmond]," said Brown, who holds a PhD in geography and has taught at the University College of the Cariboo and at Simon Fraser University.
Gardner agrees, saying the battle is not against Richmond but against the B.C. Liberals on privatization of services, women's issues and cuts to health care and education.
"I know the issues from the ground up like the impact of cuts against women," Gardner said
"It's terrible what is happening to women, like the cuts to women's centres. Those are services the community uses."
Gardner is a long-time civil servant who has become socially active and felt running for political office was the next logical step.
Brown worked for 25 years as a post-secondary educator. He also has experience as an administrator in First Nations communities.
If nominated, he admits his chances of defeating Richmond are slim.
"[Richmond] has a lot of experience, a tremendous network behind him.
"He's very well-known and probably has a lot of money behind his campaign."

Alicia Barsallo has a website at: http://aliciabarsallo.net/ABBio.html

Thanks Adam,

Interesting about Ms Sims decision.

Appears that perhaps Ms. James has had that Sistah S. moment that the Editor has been calling for, only quietly.

Raj Chouchan in Burnaby-Edmonds has a website here: http://www.raj2005.org/ .

He apparently won the nomination.

Raj didn't apparently win the nomination, he won the nomination. It was closer than many in the room thought it would be, but in the end Paul made it unanimous by throwing his support behind Raj.

New Westminster will be decided on January 30th between Chuck Puchmayr, New West City Councillor, and Steve McClurg, former federal candidate for New West, Coquitlam, Port Moody.

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