Congratulations to provincial New Democrat intergovernmental relations critic Michael Sather! We're told that, very soon, the member for Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows will be bringing forward a private members' motion calling on the house to endorse the Declaration on the Principles of Parks. But there was more than a little debate amongst caucus members about Mr. Sather's proposa. According to our operatives, some quarters thought supporting such a motion could constrain the policy options for a future New Democrat government. As a result, they felt it shouldn't go forward. Of course, those following that line of thought seem to forget the party already signed onto the parks declaration at their last convention. But whatever.
March 6, 2006