The New Democrats pride themselves on being the champions of ethnic equality. So one wonders what the politically-correct crowd thinks about the fact white boys have been nominated as the party's provincial election candidates in Vancouver-Hastings (Shane Simpson), Vancouver-Kensington (David Chudnovsky) and Vancouver-Kingsway (Adrian Dix). After all, these constituencies have a high percentage of visible minority residents - making up 53, 71 and 74 percent of those ridings, respectively. Then again, the New Democrats would never suggest a white person is incapable of representing the interests of minority groups - would they?
January 31, 2005