Earlier, Public Eye reported the British Columbia New Democrat's provincial executive had seized control of Vancouver-Kingsway's upcoming Sunday nomination meeting. The executive took charge following complaints by nomination candidates Adrian Dix and Sharvinder Parmar that the riding's constituency association executive treated them unfairly. And how had they treated those candidates unfairly, you might ask? Well, it might have had something to do with the fact the association, which is controlled by their competitor Alicia Barsallo, put Andrew Adler on the nomination meeting's credentials and balloting committees. You see, in addition to being the association's membership secretary, Mr. Adler was listed in a news release as a spokeperson for Comandate Barsallo's nomination campaign. The following is a copy of that release.
The Alicia Barsallo nomination team has decided to put our nomination campaign on hold for a few days in order to help Surrey NDP candidate Jagrup Brar get elected. Please join our Friday, Saturday and Sunday caravans to Jagrup's campaign office!
NDP candidate Jagrup Brar, a community activist with strong views on social justice, is fighting the BC Liberals with only a small team of people. The Surrey by-election is key for us. We need the BC Liberals defeated. This is a first step towards kicking the BC Liberals out of office in May 2005!
The BC Liberals from the cabinet and elsewhere have been pouring in backing and money for their candidate from the beginning. We cannot let these characters take the good people of Surrey by surprise and defeat us.
Talk to the people you know in Surrey to do everything they can, and help, yourself, by joining our caravans to Jagrup's campaign office as follows: We have a caravan leaving Alicia Barsallo's house for Jagrup's campaign office on Friday Oct. 22nd at 3pm sharp and on Saturday Oct 23rd at 3 pm sharp.
Alicia's house is located on 4184 Brant St. in Vancouver. She is between Vanness and E. 27th and one block West of the Nanaimo station of the Skytrain. On Sunday Oct 24th the caravan leaves Collingwood Neighbourhood House right after the Vancouver-Kingsway all candidates' pre-nomination forum that starts at 3 pm on that same day.
Collingwood Neighbourhood House is located at 5288 Joyce, one block and a half from Vanness and the Joyce Station of the Skytrain. Would love to see you there. We will need cars so bring yours if you have one! We'd love to see your enthusiasm and your smile. Directions to the Surrey Panorama Ridge NDP campaign office are also available on request.
Jagrup Brar's campaign office’s phone number is: 604-587-0014. The office is located on 104 - 13630 72nd Avenue, Surrey, V3W 2P3. By Skytrain to get out there, take the Expo Line to Surrey Central Skytrain Station. Then take the #321 bus and stay on it until 72nd Avenue. Ring the bell at 72nd Avenue and the bus will stop directly in front of the office.
FOR THE ALICIA FOR KINGSWAY CAMPAIGN COMMITTEE, Andrew Adler