This week, Public Eye exclusively revealed:
* the provincial New Democrat caucus is severely split over Carole James's decision to expel Cariboo North MLA Bob Simpson from the opposition benches, with questions being raised about her leadership of the party;
* a group of New Democrat MLAs met just prior to the opposition three-day caucus retreat to discuss concerns about Mr. Simpson's expulsion;
* the email New Democrat legislator Norm Macdonald sent to friends and supporters regarding his decision to resign as opposition caucus chair;
* a second New Democrat constituency association executive that wants to force a party leadership race;
* an anonymous group is calling on Ms. James to be replaced by Delta North MLA Guy Gentner; and
* the government is still refusing to explain why its post-employment restrictions for senior bureaucrats didn't conflict with the head of its oil and gas division leave to work for a major petroleum interest. But we now know the premier's right-hand man, Allan Seckel, was involving in okaying that departure.
Public Eye along with A-Channel British Columbia's Shachi Kurl also obtained records showing the New Democrats' provincial executive discussed the participation of individual party members in recalling Liberal legislators.
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