Bill Routley isn't among the dissident New Democrat MLAs. But, during yesterday's closed door provincial council meeting, Public Eye has learned the Cowichan Valley legislator took to the microphone to express his concern with the apparent us-versus-them tactics deployed by party leader Carole James's supporters. Mr. Routley was especially upset about the use of pro-leader scarves and buttons which, he told delegates, threw the dissidents under the bus and will make it more difficult to reunite caucus. Earlier, Public Eye reported another the council attendee had described that paraphernalia as a form of "visual intimidation."
November 22, 2010