Last week, according to 24 hours's columnist Bill Tieleman, a polling firm connected to the premier's chief of staff was gauging the level of support for Christy Clark in Vancouver-Point Grey - as well as possible New Democrat candidates Patti Bacchus and Mel Lehan. But the firm didn't ask how much backing there would be for the individual who may be most likely to carry the opposition banner in that riding - British Columbia Civil Liberties Association executive director David Eby. This, despite the fact The Vancouver Courier's Allen Garr reported on March 25 that Mr. Eby was "being seriously courted to seek the NDP nomination in Vancouver Point-Grey." For her own part, Ms. Bacchus told The Vancouver Sun's Jonathan Fowlie on March 7 she had serious reservation about running for that nomination, while Mr. Lehan recently ruled out stepping up to the starting line. Ms. Clark announced yesterday she would seek the Liberal nomination in Vancouver-Point Grey.
April 12, 2011