The New Democratic Party of British Columbia (BC NDP) is a social-democratic political party in British Columbia, Canada. The party currently forms the official opposition to the governing British Columbia Liberal Party following the 2009 provincial election in British Columbia.
The BC NDP is the provincial arm of the New Democratic Party of Canada. Unlike other parties in Canada, where provincial and federal politics are strictly separated and members of one are not necessarily members of the other, NDP members are members of both the federal party and the provincial party.
Leader: Adrian Dix
President: Moe Sihota
Ideology: Social democracy
Le Nouveau Parti démocratique de la Colombie-Britannique est un parti politique ...
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 ...
...to legislature to reverse arts cuts
NDP Leader Carole James and three other NDP MLAs have submitted petitions in the legislature signed by constituents opposed to arts cutbacks.
James, who represents Victoria-Beacon Hill, told the House yesterday that her petition was signed by 2,290 people.
Stikine NDP MLA Doug Donaldson's petition had 843 signatures and Cariboo North NDP MLA Bob Simpson's petition had 224 signatures.
Vancouver-West End MLA Spencer Herbert told the Straight that his petition was signed by 1,200 people.
"What really impressed me in going through the names is that ...
The British Columbia New Democrats are rejecting federal Liberal Leader Michael Ignatieff call for B.C. politicians to ask Prime Minister Stephen Harper questions about national issues during his historic visit to the legislature.
"Well I think Mr. Ignatieff knows those questions could be asked outside the legislature, " says B.C. NDP Leader Carole James, speaking in Victoria.
Ignatieff has ridiculed Harper for shutting down Parliament in Ottawa but being willing to speak in the B.C. legislature.
The Legislative Assembly in Victoria had been prorogued itself until the throne speech two days ...
Human Rights Commission needed now for British Columbians, says Horgan VANCOUVER—With hate speech incidents rising in B.C. on the heels of Donald Trump’s executive order against Muslim travellers, it is time to re-establish the B.C. Human Rights Commission, says New Democrat Leader John Horgan.
“B.C. is currently the only province in Canada without a Human Rights Commission – because it was scrapped by the B.C. Liberal government in 2002 when Christy Clark was a cabinet minister,” said Horgan. “That’s wrong.
“At a time when hateful and racist flyers are being delivered to our friends and neighbours, and people are advocating for violence against specific people and communities, we have to do everything we can to fight against the bullying and oppression,” said Horgan.
“The recent tragedy in the Quebec City mosque brought home to many the need for action against all forms of discrimination.
“That’s why it is time to bring a Human Rights Commission back to B.C. This powerful force against inequality can enforce and reinforce the
Horgan greenlights RIH project, says Christy Clark can’t be trusted on last-minute election promises KAMLOOPS — After 16 years of ignoring health care services in Kamloops, Christy Clark can’t be trusted when she promises to change just before an election, says B.C. New Democrat Leader John Horgan.
Horgan said a New Democrat government will build the new patient care tower at Royal Inland Hospital, and blasted the Christy Clark government for ignoring the health care needs of people in Kamloops until it threatened to become an election issue.
“Today we see the Christy Clark government spending money to re-announce a hospital plan that’s been in the works since 2015, while Kamloops patients are waiting for hours in walk-in clinics and vulnerable seniors in understaffed care homes are not getting the attention they need,” Horgan said.
“Christy Clark only seems to care about health care in Kamloops when it impacts her re-election. Meanwhile, 30,000 people in Kamloops don’t have a family doctor and seniors in care homes are waiting too long for care.
“In Kamloops, we know
Christy Clark Truth-Checker When Christy Clark is in trouble, she makes stuff up. Here are three statements she made on radio this morning that are blatantly untrue:
Running a dirty election campaign“I know the NDP are all saying they want to make this a dirty campaign, kind of an American style import.”
The Truth: It was Christy Clark’s own cabinet minister, Bill Bennett, who said “I anticipate the ugliest campaign we’ve ever seen...” In fact, John Horgan is quoted in the same article saying “We’re going to be aggressive on the government’s record… But it’s not good enough to focus only on the government’s failures. You need to give people optimism and hope that things will be better.” (Source: http://theprovince.com/news/the-mud-will-fly-one-year-until-the-ugliest-...)
Raw log exports“The NDP are saying they want to ban all raw log exports right now...”
The Truth: John Horgan has never called for a blanket ban on raw logs. He has said we need to end the raw log export free-for-all
RCY Report shows Christy Clark is still failing children VICTORIA— The latest report from B.C.’s Representative for Children and Youth is a stunning condemnation of Christy Clark’s failure to protect our most vulnerable children, says B.C. New Democrat Leader John Horgan.
The report examined the tragic life and death of Alex Gervais – a foster child who took his life after having been left alone in an Abbotsford hotel by contractors.
“Christy Clark and her minister missed an opportunity to create a safe and caring home for Alex,” said Horgan. “Alex needed their help and Alex begged for their help.
“There are no excuses for this. Christy Clark has replaced safe, well-trained caregivers with for-profit contractors, and it’s not working. The most vulnerable youth in care are paying the price.”
Horgan said that government spending on child protection and care is not showing up on the front lines.
“It’s like Christy Clark’s government has washed its hands of the responsibility for these kids, and we can’t do that,” s