Despite all the talk about party unity during the present provincial New Democrat leadership race, there continues to be bad feelings as a result of the infighting which led to Carole James's decision resign. An example: in a blog post about MLA Jenny Kwan's decision to endorse Mike Farnworth, Ms. James's former chief of staff Ian Reid described the Vancouver-Mount Pleasant MLA as "Lady Macbeth." That's a shot at Ms. Kwan's position as a leading member of the Baker's Dozen. And former New Democrat deputy minister John Heaney, who has done legal work for the opposition caucus, appeared to take the same position in a Facebook comment posted below a photograph of Mr. Farnworth and Ms. Kwan. "He's not Macbeth, why's he hanging around with the Lady," he wrote.
April 5, 2011