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Dix clinches leadership of BC NDP

BC NDP 44%

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B.C. New Democrats have selected Adrian Dix as their new leader, embracing his agenda to reach out to disaffected voters as the key to defeating Liberal Premier Christy Clark in a provincial election that could come as early as this fall.

The second-term MLA and onetime chief of staff under former NDP premier Glen Clark mapped out an agenda to raise taxes on banks and big corporations to finance social programs – an approach he said will sharply define the party from its Liberal rivals. He narrowly defeated Mike Farnworth, who had offered a more centrist vision for leadership, with 9,772 votes to Mr. Farnworth’s 9,095.

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Justine Hunter and Ian Bailey

Apr. 17, 2011

Read full article: www.theglobeandmail.com

2011-11-25

 


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