Premier Dan Miller's former chief of staff John Horgan has won the provincial New Democrat nomination in Malahat-Juan de Fuca, beating Cowichan Valley school district trustee Julie Thomas 171 votes to 44. Mr. Horgan was victorious, despite having failed to read page 60 of the party's pre-election workbook. His company, IdeaWorks Consulting Inc., was awarded a contract to do election polling for the New Democrats, along with Viewpoints Research Ltd. Meanwhile, in Burnaby North, former backbencher Pietro Calendino has triumphed over British Columbia Government Employees' Union staff development and labour relations director Jaynie Clark, 220 votes to 158.
February 6, 2005