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Earlier, we reported ex-provincial New Democrat Nelson-Creston constituency association president Laurie Page has circulated an email urging Carole James to resign. That's the riding formerly represented by Corky Evans. And Ms. Page isn't the only one associated with Mr. Evans who's been disappointed with Ms. James's performance as party leader. In a letter published in June 2008 by The Vancouver Sun the then MLA's daughter Sandi Swanigan wrote she was "relieved that in 2009 I will no longer have to associate my father with what has been the worst-led Opposition in recent memory."

"With incredulity, I have watched Carole James essentially cede the NDP's platform, through miscalculation and a complete absence of political sophistication, to the provincial Liberal and Green parties," she continued.

"Somehow, she has made 30 seats less effectual than the previous unrecognized opposition of two."

The following is a complete copy of that letter.

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In light of the announcement by my father, MLA Corky Evans (NDP--Nelson-Creston), I find myself free to comment on things political.

I am relieved that in 2009 I will no longer have to associate my father with what has been the worst-led Opposition in recent memory. With incredulity, I have watched Carole James essentially cede the NDP's platform, through miscalculation and a complete absence of political sophistication, to the provincial Liberal and Green parties. Somehow, she has made 30 seats less effectual than the previous unrecognized opposition of two.

I find myself wishing my father would do upon leaving what he did when he ran for leader -- motivate his party to take a rigorous look at the road it is travelling and reassess its leadership.

Sandi Swanigan

Richmond

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Good for Sandi to speak out!

Signed;

Another Politician's Kid

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