"I don't try to define myself on a political spectrum." That's what Adrian Dix told you when he appeared on this show last month. That's what he said during a discussion about those who have described him as the most left-wing candidate in the provincial New Democrat leadership race. Instead, Mr. Dix said his defining belief is "equality, the right of everyone to live a good life and achieve their dreams." So I wondered what the Vancouver-Kingsway MLA meant when he described his approach to winning the next election this way: "To borrow a hockey analogy, you don't score a goal from centre ice."
Does he mean you need to get closer to the goal in order to score? Does he mean you need to be on the right hand side of the rink to score? Or does he mean you need to be on the left hand side of the rink to score?
Who knows? As a result, the party's left-wing members - as well as British Columbians - must define for themselves where Mr. Dix stands on the political spectrum and what that might mean for the province should he be elected leader of the New Democrats.