Affirmative inaction

Earlier, we exclusively told you the British Columbia New Democrat provincial executive had designated 15 constituencies as affirmative action ridings. In some cases, those ridings volunteered for that designation. But, in at least one case, it was only by a narrow margin. On July 21, the Vancouver-West End constituency association executive voted to run a member of an under-represented group as their candidate in the next election. But that resolution passed by one vote.

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