Provincial New Democrat legislator Jagrup Brar won't be running in his present riding of Surrey-Panorama Ridge during the next election, Public Eye has exclusively learned. According to a letter from party president Jeff Fox and secretary Laura Nichols, that riding has been reserved for a female candidate. And since Mr. Brar is male, we asked him whether that means he would be running in a different constituency. "It looks very funny," he conceded. "First of all, I commend your research skills highlighting this situation. But yes, your judgement is true. I will be making an announcement later this week. I will be more than happy to contact you if you want. But all I can tell you is (I will be making an announcement) later this week, early tomorrow."
September 9, 2008