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 ...
Horgan will energize B.C.’s tech sector with talent, capital, and expanded markets VANCOUVER— B.C. New Democrat Leader John Horgan will grow B.C.’s tech sector and create more jobs by giving the industry what it needs to thrive.
“I will help B.C. tech companies develop and access talent, capital, and expanded markets so we can create good-paying, forward-looking jobs in communities across the province and make B.C. into a true high-tech hub,” said Horgan.
“And at the same time, I’ll put a stop to Christy Clark’s repeated IT failures that have taken hundreds of millions of dollars away from the services that people rely on.”
Horgan’s plan has 3 main components:
Growing B.C. companies and creating more jobs by developing and attracting high-quality talent right here
Growing B.C. companies and creating more jobs by improving access to capital and keeping companies in B.C.
Growing B.C. companies and creating more jobs by expanding markets and opportunities
“Technology is at the heart of our lives. It’s part of every community in
Robert Dempsey acclaimed as BC NDP’s candidate in Peace River North FORT ST. JOHN— Robert Dempsey was acclaimed as the BC NDP candidate for Peace River North at the Fort St. John Royal Canadian Legion on March 13.
“Christy Clark’s choices are making it harder and harder for people who live in the North,” said Dempsey. “Under Christy Clark, Hydro and ICBC rates keep going up, our schools are neglected and healthcare is suffering. People are paying more and getting less.”
“We need a government that works for everyday British Columbians, not a wealthy few,” he said. “People here need an MLA who will speak up for them and their needs.”
“I want to work with John Horgan and the NDP to make BC better,” said Dempsey.
“Robert Dempsey has a commitment to his community and leadership skills that will make him a great voice for Peace River North,” said BC NDP Leader John Horgan. “We are proud to have him on our team.”
Dempsey is a teacher at North Peace Secondary School. He is a former officer in the Canadian Armed Forces Reserve an
BC NDP Leader says action needed on Richmond Hospital acute care tower now RICHMOND— BC NDP Leader John Horgan and Health Spokesperson Judy Darcy say the time to act on building the new Richmond Hospital acute care tower is now.
“In February, I said a BC NDP government would commit to building the new acute care tower,” said Horgan. “And we will build it on the fastest possible timeline.”
“Richmond City Council has put forward a motion to have the new acute care tower plans approved now, and we fully support that motion,” said Horgan. “This is a concern for the whole community and it’s time to act.”
“Christy Clark is not working for the people of Richmond. She and the Richmond Liberal MLAs have taken this community for granted,” said Horgan. “And when she does make pre-election spending promises, she often neglects to follow through.”
“We will end that neglect— whether it is the hospital, neglect of Richmond's public schools, or the lack of consultation on the proposed tunnel replacement.”
"We have four strong NDP representa
Statement by John Horgan on Christy Clark's refusal to ban big money VICTORIA— John Horgan, Leader of the B.C. New Democrats released the following statement on banning big money from politics:
“Even when facing an RCMP investigation, Christy Clark is more interested in protecting herself and her rich friends than in taking real action on the issues British Columbians care about.
“After years of watching Christy Clark fight to maintain the influence of big money, British Columbians have no reason to believe her claims that she might finally do the right thing after the election.
“Make no mistake: Christy Clark knows that the real issue is big money's influence on government, and she could put a stop to it today. Instead of doing the right thing for British Columbians, she has sided with the corporations who paid her secret second salary.
“We could get big money out of our politics today. All that’s missing is a yes from Christy Clark.”