"Bob Simpson has been kicked out of caucus for telling it like it is." That's the view of former 2001 provincial New Democrat Malahat-Juan de Fuca candidate Richard Hughes. In a posting on his blog Cowichan Conversations, he wrote, "It might not have been in the approved manner but then there is not an approved route to push for change within our caucus structure...This may be what has been needed to open the floodgates of discontent and launch the much needed leadership race. All it will take is one or two more to tell the truth and shame the devil." Mr. Hughes also alleged Mr. Simpson along with "at least four or five others have been testing the waters" to succeed Ms. James.
October 7, 2010