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The MLA for Vancouver-Kingsway in British Columbia since 2005 and the leader of the British Columbia New Democratic Party since 2011.
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ENG: Adrian Dix is a Canadian politician, serving as the MLA for Vancouver-Kingsway in British Columbia and as leader of the British Columbia New Democratic Party. He was first elected to the Legislative Assembly in the 2005 provincial election. Career Fluently bilingual, Dix lived in France as a young man and then worked in Ottawa for NDP MP Ian Waddell. He then worked as the executive director of Canadian Parents for French in B.C./Yukon. Then from 1996 to 1999, he served as Chief of Staff to Premier Glen Clark. He was forced to resign from that position after it was revealed that he had produced a memo and then back-dated it while marking it with an official Executive Office of the Premier stamp in an effort to make it appear that Clark had instructed him to keep him at ...
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A chat with Adrian Dix ‎

It has been a fairly rapid rise to power for an MLA first elected in 2005. Adrian Dix won the NDP leadership in April of this year and now heads up a Party that is riding a wave of confidence at the moment. While Dix says he doesn't like to take polls - which have the NDP ahead of the Liberals currently - too seriously, especially 18 months out from an election, he does believe they are an indication of voters' dissatisfaction with the status quo. "The polls are the reason there isn't an election this fall," Dix said, during a sit down interview with the Bulletin while in Kimberley this ...

Dix Wants to Restore Student Grants ‎

Prince George, B.C. - Leader of the B.C. New Democrats, Adrian Dix, says he wants to restore the non-refundable student grants to the level they were at 10 years ago. Speaking to a gathering os students at the College of New Caledonia today, Dix said he would like to see $100 million dollars set aside for such grants, because there has to be somethingdone to make it easier for people to get post secondary education. "You know, everyone says 80% of the jobs in the future will require a post secondary education, buit if nothing is done to make that education affordable, Isee a future where ...

BC NDP Leader Adrian Dix. ‎

These are good times for B.C. NDP chief Adrian Dix. The party he has led since last April is ahead in the polls, media reviews of his first full legislative session as leader were positive, and last week Mr. Dix hooked a whopper of a political fish, the just-retired, popular, ex-mayor of Port Moody, Joe Trasolini. Not only is Mr. Trasolini a good bet to win the coming by-election in Port Moody-Coquitlam, no one’s ever mistaken him for a left-winger. The fact he chose to run for the NDP, despite a previous history of support for and support from former riding MLA Christy Clark, who ...

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Will Premier Clark live up to her commitment to Likely businesses?
Businesses that operate in the region near the Mount Polley mine are still waiting for Christy Clark to live up to her commitment to help deal with the damage resulting from the devastating tailings pond spill in early August. “The premier gathered a collection of cameras to do a photo-op at Likely shortly after the spill, and she promised local business owners they could count on her to help,” said New Democrat spokesperson for mining Norm Macdonald. “But once the cameras were turned off, the premier apparently forgot about that commitment. “Meanwhile, there are small businesses who are looking at a potential collapse of their livelihoods and they have had no assistance from their government. That’s completely unacceptable.” The spill from the tailings pond at Imperial Metals Mount Polley mine spilled an estimated 25 million cubic metres of effluent into surrounding waterways. While the full impact of the spill on the once-pristine wilderness is not yet known, at least fou
Fifty days after Mount Polley tailings pond failure, many questions remain
It’s been 50 days since the Mount Polley tailings pond failure and the community of Likely has more questions than answers, say B.C.’s New Democrats. “Fifty days after the unprecedented tailings pond disaster in Likely, the cameras are gone, the media is gone and the government is gone,” said New Democrat Leader John Horgan. “And people are left wondering what happened, and what happens next?” Horgan was in Likely and the region earlier this week, meeting with people and businesses and touring the mine site. “I spoke with people in the area who have a wide range of concerns: from the toxins in their water to possible effects on the salmon run which communities and First Nations depend upon,” said Horgan. “And they are getting no answers from the B.C. Liberal government.” Horgan added that the spill poses a huge risk to future resource development in the region. “We need good resource jobs, which are good for B.C. But we need resource development done right,” sai
Report shows Premier’s Office continues to delete emails to avoid oversight
British Columbians have a right to know what Premier Clark’s highly paid staff are doing with their time after a Freedom of Information (FOI) report showed they continue to deliberately delete emails to avoid public oversight, say the New Democrats. The report, from the Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner, examined FOIs asking for emails sent or received by senior-ranking B.C. Liberal government officials on a specific day or over two days. The Premier’s Office claimed that there were no records matching the request. “It’s simply not plausible that not a single email of any public interest was sent by senior officials in the Premier Clark’s office over two days,” said New Democrat citizen’s services spokesperson Doug Routley. Routley noted that the day the report came out, the Official Opposition received an entirely blanked out FOI back from the B.C. Liberal minister responsible for FOIs. “As proof of just how secretive the Liberal government has become
Horgan Demands Approved LNG Projects Meet Four Key Principles that Benefit British Columbians
Any LNG projects developed in BC should only be allowed to proceed if they expressly guarantee good-paying jobs and training opportunitiesfor BC workers, and benefits for families and communities in every part of the province, said BC New Democrat leader John Horgan in his speech to the Union of BC Municipalities today in Whistler. The jobs and training guarantee is one of four guiding principles Horgan laid out for any LNG projects to move forward in British Columbia. And he’s calling on the Clark government to make sure each proponent commits to these principles, or move on to the next proposal. Horgan’s second principle call for British Columbians to receive a fair return for the resource that belongs to them. Third, that government respects and makes partners of First Nations and recognizes their right to a share in any the benefits that may flow from LNG. Finally, that our air, water and land must be protected, and British Columbia’s LNG industry must be the cleanest it can

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