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.
today's BC New Democrats
That's what our team will provide to NDP members, our party and caucus over the next two years as your Executive.
* 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!
RE-ELECT JEFF FOX
RE-ELECT CHERY HEWITT
RE-ELECT SAV DHALIWAL
ELECT MAURINE KARAGIANIS, MLA
ELECT MARIANNE ALTO
ELECT BOB SMITS
ELECT HEATHER HARRISON
ELECT CATHY McGREGOR
ELECT LORRAINE SHORE
ELECT CRAIG KEATING
Our team unanimously endorses the Labour Caucus candidates for Vice-President and Member-at-Large.