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 ...
B.C. Liberals shouldn’t cancel Christmas dinner in care homes he B.C. Liberal government must reverse a health authority policy restricting visiting family members from joining seniors in care homes for Christmas dinner, said New Democrat leader John Horgan.
“There is a simple solution to this bad policy: end it,” said Horgan. “What kind of misguided government would allow this to happen? Seniors deserve to have Christmas dinner with their families. What were the B.C. Liberals thinking?”
A letter from Island Health acknowledges that “in years past we used to cater to all of the residents families and have large bustling excellent tasting meals and great festivities.”
But the letter then goes on to not only restrict each senior to only one guest for Christmas dinner, but also to limit the total number of guests in North Island care homes to 12, meaning most residents would not even be allowed a single family member to join them for Christmas dinner.
As the letter itself says, “We allow 1 invited guest per resident to a maximum of 10-
Apology from B.C. Liberals victory for family of fired researcher New Democrat leader John Horgan released the following statement on the B.C. Liberals' apology to the family of fired health researcher Roderick MacIsaac:
“After being put through an unbearable tragedy, this apology is a victory for Mr. MacIsaac’s family. Both Linda and Doug Kayfish persisted against a government that repeatedly showed it didn’t care about how their negligent actions ruined the lives of so many people.
“I’m proud to have played a small part in working with Linda and Doug to ensure the government couldn't continue to cover up this flagrant abuse of power, or continue to ignore the devastating results of their actions.
“Without the bravery of Linda and her family, and our persistence working with them to hold Christy Clark and the Liberal government to account, this long-overdue apology might never have come.
“I welcome the third-party review announced by the government as a result of the work of Roderick’s family, but we will be watching it closely to e
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
Premier’s words cannot be trusted – she is failing to ensure responsible LNG development can move forward While Premier Christy Clark certainly knew what to say about B.C.’s LNG potential, she has not done what is needed in order to ensure responsible LNG development moves forward, said New Democrat leader John Horgan and spokesperson for natural gas development Bruce Ralston.
“Even though Premier Clark and the B.C. Liberals are completely pre-occupied with LNG to the exclusion of other important economic sectors, they are failing to do what’s needed to ensure responsible development of B.C.’s LNG potential,” said New Democrat Leader John Horgan.
“The premier gave away a strong bargaining position when she promised total debt elimination, a fantasy fund of billions of dollars and 100,000 jobs when LNG plants are up and running starting in 2015,” said Horgan. “That sent a clear message to potential investors that her Liberal government would become desperate for a deal, putting British Columbia in a weaker bargaining position and threatening our ability to ensure a fair ret