The ex-provincial New Democrat MLA club had a good day. In Nelson-Creston, former cabinet minister and party leadership candidate Corky Evans beat constituency association president Patricia Lakes for the nomination nod in that riding, 425 votes to 75 - a result that prompted one wag to quip, "Is that abusive to women?" But his victory was gender-balanced by ex-backbencher Erda Walsh's win in Kootenay East. Ms. Walsh received 202 votes while her competitor, former British Columbia Nurses' Union vice-president Patricia Shuttleworth, garnered 144.
February 5, 2005