Last week, newly-appointed provincial New Democrat transportation critic Marine Karagianis told us the fact she isn't from Vancouver will actually help her hold Lower Mainland transportation initiatives to account. And Society Promoting Environmental Conservation campaigner David Fields seems to agree. Speaking with Public Eye, he said, "I haven't had a chance to speak with her directly. But her comment that being an outsider gives her a certain freedom in dealing with issues in a new way makes me optimistic. And I think that - give what I know of her record - she seems to be on the greener side of the NDP. So there's a good opportunity here that the NDP will come out on the side of right" and oppose the Campbell administration's controversial Gateway Program.
August 27, 2007