Earlier, we reported provincial New Democrat leader Carole James's economic agenda so far includes little more that a commitment to improve the province's education system and consult with "concerned business leaders" - both part of campaign rhetoric and policies rolled out during the 2005 and 2009 election campaigns. But hers wasn't the only economic vision presented at the party's biennial convention. Delegates voted in favour of a resolution calling on the New Democrats to develop a "comprehensive and environmentally responsible economic plan for the province which puts as its top priority the creation of good paying jobs in both the public and private sectors and the development of a sustainable secondary manufacturing industry for raw materials extracted in British Columbia." And who was that author of that policy, which was the convention's top-ranked resolution on the economy? Why, it was the British Columbia Federation of Labour!
December 2, 2009