Provincial New Democrat MLA Norm Macdonald has resigned as caucus chair. Mr. Macdonald was acclaimed to a second term in that postion just three months ago. Mr. Macdonald's resignation - which has been strongly rumoured since Tuesday - comes in the wake of party leader Carole James's decision to expel Bob Simpson from the opposition without consulting caucus. Ms. James made that decision after Mr. Simpson penned an op-ed criticizing her speech to the Union of British Columbia Municipalities annual general meeting. Earlier, we exclusively confirmed New Democrat MLAs severely split over the expulsion of Mr. Simpson, with questions being raised about Ms. James's leadership. According to a news release, deputy caucus chair Kathy Corrigan has been appointed acting caucus chair.
October 15, 2010