Off the agenda

Earlier, we reported there were concerns the New Democrats' provincial council would sideline discussions about party leadership, as well as Cariboo North MLA Bob Simpson's expulsion from caucus. That's because resolutions on those issues were scheduled to be debated just 90 minutes before the council's adjournment on Saturday. But table officers and the New Democrats' provincial executive decided to rearrange that schedule last night. As a result, debate about those resolutions is taking place between 10:00 and 11:30. But delegates voted down a motion by former cabinet minister Dale Lovick to have the president's report delivered this morning rather than tomorrow. That report is expected to address officeholder Moe Sihota's controversial stipend, which is being paid by the party using a "generous, earmarked gift from the labour movement."

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