Premier Gordon Campbell is meeting with Indo-Canadian community leaders this Saturday, Public Eye has learned. Insiders say the meeting is part of an ongoing effort by the provincial government to strengthen (read: repair) relations with that community. Attendees, who are said to number more than a dozen (and perhaps as many as 30), will include Prem Vinning, who was previously one of the principal Indo-Canadian organizers for the federal Liberals in British Columbia before he was sidelined by the Martinites. While most insiders seem to think this meeting is a good thing, there's some concern the premier is putting traditionalists and moderates in the same room together.
December 8, 2004