VoteSmart BC needs to step up its research. Today, the Independent Contractors and Businesses Association announced their online campaign would be "taking dead aim at the lack of change within the NDP and drawing clear links between the current NDP led by Carole James and the economically destructive NDP governments of the 1990s." And, as part of that effort, "each weekday until the election, VoteSmart BC will be exposing a different NDP member" - starting with Vancouver-Kingsway legislator Adrian Dix. But what that expose doesn't mention is Mr. Dix controversial "memo to file" misstep. Fancy that! The following is a complete copy of VoteSmart BC's incomplete biography of the New Democrat health critic.
Current Position: Running for re-election as NDP MLA, Vancouver Kingsway, Appointed NDP Health Critic by Carole James
Past Positions: Chief of Staff to NDP Premier Glen Clark, Ministerial Assistant to Employment and Investment Minister Glen Clark, Ministerial Assistant to Finance Minister Glen Clark
Family Connections: Dix worked for NDP MP Ian Waddell, who went on to be a senior economic minister in the Clark government. His co-worker in Waddell's office was Mike Farnworth, who went on to be the Minister of Employment and Investment in the Glen Clark government. While he was Chief of Staff for Glen Clark, Dix worked with current MLA John Horgan and Sharron Prescott, who is the current Executive Assistant to CUPE President Barry O'Neill.
Family Secrets: The fast ferry debacle was the brainchild of Dix's buddy Glen Clark when he was Minister of Employment and Investment. Dix was also the senior political advisor in the Clark government when the fudge-it budget was introduced prior to the 1996 election. During Dix's career as the senior political operative in the Clark government, BC became a "˜have not' province.