Provincial New Democrat leader Carole James will improve British Columbia's economy by improving its education system. In a speech to party convention delegates, Ms. James announced she's "placed education at the top of my agenda to build a sustainable modern economy." This, despite the fact Mustel Research Group Ltd.'s most recent polling shows education is the top issue of concern for just three percent of British Columbians. Also noteworthy: Ms. James only made passing reference to environmental issues in her speech. And that omission could become a point of contention for some party members.
November 28, 2009