One resolve?

"Mungall stands behind James." That was the headline of a story in the Nelson Star-News last month, in which Nelson-Creston MLA Michelle Mungall declared her support for provincial New Democrat leader Carole James's decision to expel Bob Simpson from caucus. "To attack the leader in a public forum is inappropriate. It's unfair. It doesn't give her the opportunity to defend herself." But today, The Vancouver Sun's Doug Ward is reporting the members of her riding association "unanimously backed a resolution calling for a full leadership convention rather than the schedule review of the leadership of Carole James in late 2011." Mr. Ward's article quotes Ms. Mungall's predecessor Corky Evans as supporting such a convention. Other New Democrat constituency associations with similar resolutions include Cariboo North, Fraser-Nicola, Penticton and Powell River-Sunshine Coast. As reported by The Province's Michael Smyth, Nanaimo-North Cowichan's executive has also "passed a motion calling on James to step down while a leadership contest takes place."

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Sean, please remember that after redistribution, Corky Evans and Michelle Mungall are no longer in the same riding. You might want to correct your article. Corky is a member in Kootenay West, Michelle is MLA for Nelson Creston.
Laurie Page

I just looked at Michelle Mungall's bio and let's just say it's not the kind to start businesses with. She's also incredibly young.

I'm also sure the competitors among the BCNDP are looking in a mirror right now and seeing 2013... with a Premier Watts running right over their socialist dreams.

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