"I am appalled at the lack of discipline displayed by Bob Simpson and his supporters. They have succeeded in displacing the HST scandal and the unpopularity of the Libs from the front page with the rift within the NDP. It is so painfully stupid!" Victoria city councillor and former federal New Democrat parliamentarian Lynn Hunter articulated that opinion on 24 hours' columnist Bill Tieleman Facebook page this afternoon. And she's not the only one who shares that view of Mr. Simpson's public criticism of Ms. James's speech to the Union of British Columbia Municipalities annual general meeting. "Lynn is right on," added Canadian Office and Professional Employees Union Local 378 vice-president David Black, who notes he "didn't support Carole in 2003, but I want to see her as Premier in 2013." Meanwhile, CKNW is reporting Nanaimo MLA Leonard Krog wants to see Mr. Simpson "brought back into caucus."
October 12, 2010