Loose Fish - January 21, 2011

The battle lines in the provincial Liberal leadership race remained static this week, with no new MLA endorsements. But there was some movement among the New Democrats. Three legislators announced their support for Adrian Dix, while John Horgan picked up a nod from Kathy Corrigan. The following is a complete copy of our updated loose fish list.


George Abbott

Murray Coell
Eric Foster
Randy Hawes
Kash Heed
Gordon Hogg
Terry Lake
Richard T. Lee
Norm Letnick
Mary McNeil
Don McRae
John Rustad
John Slater
Steve Thomson
Jane Thornthwaite
John Van Dongen

Christy Clark

Harry Bloy

Mike de Jong

no caucus supporters announced

Kevin Falcon

Iain Black
Rich Coleman
Stephanie Cadieux
Ron Cantelon
Marc Dalton
Dave Hayer
Doug Horne
Rob Howard
John Les
Pat Pimm
Mary Polak
Joan McIntyre
John Yap

Moira Stilwell

no caucus supporters announced

Loose fish

Donna Barnett
Pat Bell
Shirley Bond
Ida Chong
Colin Hansen
Margaret MacDiarmid
Ben Stewart
Ralph Sultan
Naomi Yamamoto

Presiding officers of the House

Bill Barisoff
Linda Reid

Leadership vote and convention committee members

Kevin Krueger
Barry Penner


Adrian Dix

Harry Bains
Sue Hammell
Bruce Ralston

Mike Farnworth

Rob Fleming
Norm Macdonald

John Horgan

Kathy Corrigan
Maurine Karagianis
Scott Fraser

Harry Lali

no caucus supporters announced

Dana Larsen

no caucus supporters announced

Nicholas Simons

no caucus supporters announced

Loose fish

Robin Austin
Jagrup Brar
Spencer Chandra Herbert
Raj Chouhan
Katrine Conroy
Gary Coons
Doug Donaldson
Mable Elmore
Guy Gentner
Leonard Krog
Jenny Kwan
Michelle Mungall
Lana Popham
Bill Routley
Doug Routley
Michael Sather
Shane Simpson
Diane Thorne

Presiding officers of the House

Claire Trevena


The NDP has a habit of punishing those who have not supported "the winner". It is prudent for any of the caucus members to remain "loose fish". It also permits them to consider their performance in the race for leader and judge who is best able to beat anyone from the Campbell Liberals.

I have for a long time believed that once you stick somebodies button on your shirt, you no longer have an opinion, and in fact are just a number.I prefer to read what the candidate says, listen to them as well. In the case of MLA, watch the in question period and read their comments in Hansard in their critic role. A bit of work , no doubt but its worth the effort. Mind you, the election signs can be no closer than 100 meters( was 300 feet) from the poll booth, so I guess a lot of people have short term memory and vote for the last cute comment by some potential lawmaker

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