Nursing a nomination?

Earlier, we reported parks board member Spencer Herbert and Save St. Paul's Hospital Coalition chair Aaron Jasper are both considering running for the provincial New Democrat nomination in the proposed riding of Vancouver-West End. And Sharon Costellio, who ran for the Vancouver-Burrard nomination prior to the last election, says she isn't ruling out making a bid to be on the ballot. In an interview with Public Eye, Ms. Costello said, "It is early days I think because we've still got another year or so before (the next election). But I think there's going to be a lot of interest (in the nomination). And certainly I'm not saying that I'm not going to be considering it. I'm still quite involved in terms of the local. And certainly see that it's a good opportunity for the community to get a MLA who's actually going to be speaking out - unlike the current MLA (Lorne Mayencourt)." Ms. Costello, a campaigns officer with the British Columbia Nurses' Union, say she'll make a decision on whether to throw her hat in the ring this coming spring.

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Hasn't the NDP passed a motion that all ridings not currently held by a NDP MLA must be reserved for females? Or perhaps they are about to debate this shortly?

If this motion passes or has passed, I would assume that Mr Jasper and Mr Herbert would not be entitled to run in either the old West End riding or the proposed new one.

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