At least one provincial New Democrat constituency association wants to see a challenge to Carole James's leadership sooner rather than later. Powell River-Sunshine Coast has put forward a resolution calling on the party to hold a leadership convention in 2011. That would, in effect, trigger a leadership contest - forcing Ms. James to either drop out or defend her title.
But there's little chance that resolution will be debated at the party's upcoming convention. It's been given a low priority, being placed 38 on a list of 39 resolutions dealing with constitution and party affairs. And that means there likely won't be enough time available to discuss it. The following is a complete copy of that resolution.
G2009-38 LEADERSHIP CONVENTION
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the BC NDP Provincial Executive designate the 2011 Provincial Convention to be a Leadership Convention, and recommend a mechanism for continuing leadership review for the future. Such a leadership selection process would be open to all members in good standing of the BC NDP and would be to either re-confirm or replace the current leader.
POWELL RIVER SUNSHINE COAST