Weekly Wrap Up - January 7, 2011

This week, Public Eye exclusively revealed:

* the dates for the provincial Liberal leadership race's agreed upon all-candidate meetings;

* children and family development employees appear to be confused about the changes taking place at their ministry - so much so that deputy minister Lesley du Toit felt the need to address that confusion just before the holidays;

* those encouraging Mike Farnworth to run for the provincial New Democrat leadership are handing out flyers promoting his ability to "reunite" the party;

* Mr. Farnworth has told opposition caucus chair Kathy Corrigan he will not be putting his name forward to be the provincial New Democrats' interim leader;

* senior provincial New Democrat officials were told about party president Moe Sihota's controversial stipend within weeks of him winning that office. But that disclosure was never written down;

* potential provincial New Democrat leadership candidate Adrian Dix was introduced to key organizers in the South Asian community at a December 29 event;

* imprisoned marijuana activist Marc Emery recently got a visit from opposition MLA Guy Gentner;

* the 14 former MLAs from the class of 2001 who are backing Christy Clark's bid to succeed Gordon Campbell;

* complaints about Ms. Clark's demon dialer;

* provincial Conservatives will likely be electing their new leader on May 28; and

* former Social Credit MLA Nick Loenen, the founder of Fair Voting BC, is supporting George Abbott's provincial Liberal leadership candidacy.

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