Could this be another indication of tension within the opposition caucus? On Sunday, Saanich South MLA Lana Popham and New Democrat president Moe Sihota were scheduled to attend a party fundraiser in Kelowna. The so-called Harvest Hoot, was to include a line-dancing demo lesson followed by live music - with tickets being priced at $50. But our understanding is Ms. Popham cancelled her attendance at that event, having earlier expressed a desire to see North Cariboo MLA Bob Simpson reinstated to the opposition benches. Today, Ms. Popham is in Revelstoke participating in a sustainability forum with Norm Macdonald. Mr. Macdonald resigned as caucus chair last week over party leader Carole James's decision to expel Mr. Simpson without consulting caucus.
October 18, 2010