Today, Kootenay West MLA Katrine Conroy announced she had resigned as the opposition's caucus whip - a decision conveyed to party leader Carole James on Wednesday. Despite being repeatedly pressed by reporters, Ms. Conroy wouldn't elaborate on her reasons for resigning other than to say she had lost the confidence of the leader and caucus. The former whip also declined to comment on the leadership questions surrounding Ms. James. Provincial New Democrat MLAs Jenny Kwan, Lana Popham and Claire Trevena showed up in support of Ms. Conroy. But, when scrummed, Mses. Kwan and Popham were equally tight-lipped. Ms. Conroy's announcement comes as the party's governing provincial council is scheduled to debate constituency association resolutions calling for a leadership convention in 2011 and Cariboo North MLA Bob Simpson's reinstatement to caucus. Public Eye will soon post our footage of the event.
November 19, 2010