The chattering classes gave Carole James a big, wet tongue-lashing last month. This, after the provincial New Democrat leader botched a news conference announcing her party's support for the controversial Tsawwassen First Nation treaty. But will that bungling have any impact on Ms. James's standing with the electorate? Well, we'll likely find out the answer next week when Mustel Research Ltd. is scehduled to release its latest public opinion numbers. The last such poll - conducted by Ipsos-Reid Corp. between June 8 and 13 - showed 54 percent of British Columbians approve of Ms. James's performance.
August 14, 2007