Last year, the provincial New Democrats passed a controversial resolution that will see 40 percent of the party's non-incumbent seats set aside for affirmative action candidates. But a party function is threatening attendance at the women's campaign school - which is meant to promote such candidates.
That school is scheduled to take place at Simon Fraser University's Harbour Centre between May 30 and June 1. But May 31 and June 1 is also when the New Democrats are holding their annual organizing institute - which brings "key activists together from around the province for training in organizing skills, leadership and general strategic planning for local action."
And this isn't the first time there's been a scheduling conflict. The last time the school was taught, the New Democrats were attending their biannual convention.