For Fox sake!

In a textbook example of democratic socialism inaction, the party brass-picked "momentum slate" has won each and every chair on the provincial New Democrat's executive council - in most cases, by acclamation! Surely, this is an election result Fidel Castro, Kim Jong-il or any number of other communist dictators past and present would be proud of. The one exception to that rule was the race for the executive's three member-at-large seats, where the slate's candidates were challeged by independent Jennifer Burgis and her team of women's rights committee supporters. Ms. Burgis, who is running in Saanich-Gulf Islands for the federal New Democrats, lost that challenge by 13 votes. The following is a complete copy of the glossy colour flyer "advertising" the New Democrat's "winning" executive council slate.

A progressive,
pro-active
Executive for
today's BC New Democrats

Pro-active. Inclusive.
Hard-working.
That's what our team will provide to NDP members, our party and caucus over the next two years as your Executive.

We will:
* be strong constituency advocates
* ensure fair access to all regions to party and caucus support
* build on the momentum that you created over the past two years
* establish the foundation for a victory for the BC NDP and all British Columbians in 2009!

FOR PRESIDENT

RE-ELECT JEFF FOX

FOR TREASURER

RE-ELECT CHERY HEWITT

FOR VICE-PRESIDENT

RE-ELECT SAV DHALIWAL
ELECT MAURINE KARAGIANIS, MLA
ELECT MARIANNE ALTO
ELECT BOB SMITS
ELECT HEATHER HARRISON

FOR MEMBERS-AT-LARGE

ELECT CATHY McGREGOR
ELECT LORRAINE SHORE
ELECT CRAIG KEATING

Our team unanimously endorses the Labour Caucus candidates for Vice-President and Member-at-Large.

cep 467

5 Comments

The wheels of democracy never cease turning

Ujjal is a skater.If he loses as liberal he will be back where he started as a Marxist- Lenonist.

The fix is always in at any convention no matter what party is involved. For that simple reason alone, most party members simply don't go to the damn things. Resolutions sort of shift round a lot as well. But it's the nature of the beast.

Jeff Fox's slate went unopposed because he had such an insurmountable lead that everyone knew he couldn't be beaten. But, a huge reason he had such a lead was that he and the people on his slate have done a terrific job of running the party over the last two years. How about going from three to thirty-three seats in the last election? It's not like they even get paid to do this. Jeff has only had the position for two years, and he has a good working relationship with the people on the executive and the members and activists of the party as a whole, so why not stick with them?

CEP 467 is the union representing staff at the BCGEU. As far as I know, it *only* represents staff at the BCGEU.

Furthermore, the NDP's caucus research, communications, and constituency staff are unionized - with the BCGEU!

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