A rabble rouser is reporting former provincial Liberal Delta North membership chair Ravinder Gill will be the New Democrat candidate for Vancouver-Fraserview during the next election. According to Babble, he won the nomination on the first ballot. Last Saturday, The Vancouver Sun's Gordon Hamilton reported Harmond Bal, one Mr. Gill's competitors, was accusing the constituency association of "letting (federal) Liberals decide who is going to run for the NDP." The reason: according to Mr. Bal, 110 of Vancouver-Fraserview's 523 members are also listed as Grits in Vancouver-South Burnaby. Mr. Bal, however, is also alleged to have been a Liberal.
December 5, 2004