Earlier this month, Public Eye was the first to tell you the provincial New Democrats would be debating whether there should be a regular leadership review at each convention. That would give delegates the means to oust party leader Carole James. But, yesterday, Ms. James tried to downplay the significance of that resolution, suggesting the party forgot to introduce such a review mechanism when it changed the process for electing its leader - giving every member the vote rather than just convention delegates. "So it's an administrative piece and I'll be supporting it," she said. But if that's the case, the party has had at least six years and two opportunities to fix that problem. After all, the one-member, one-vote system was approved back in 2003. And there's been two conventions since then. So why has the party chosen to address the oversight now rather than two or even four years ago?
November 27, 2009