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 ...
Clark government fails to demand and deliver “world-class” oil spill response for BC coast VICTORIA – New Democrat leader John Horgan issued the following statement on the grounding of the Nathan E. Stewart and associated fuel spill:
“The Nathan E. Stewart tugboat disaster proves that our oil-spill response capacity is woefully inadequate. B.C. needs better spill response capacity, whether the federal government tries to push new pipelines through B.C. or not.
"Christy Clark could have demanded better spill response on our coast from Ottawa years ago. She could have run a B.C.-led environmental review on Enbridge and Kinder Morgan, but instead she accepted the flawed Harper government process, refusing to use the leverage she had to protect our coast until she was ordered to do an environmental review by the courts.
"It was bad enough that Christy Clark refused to use her power to protect our coast until ordered to by the courts. What makes it worse, Christy Clark is accepting the Harper government verdict in its entirety and refusing to correct the flawed National Energ
Housing affordability crisis getting worse for seniors BURNABY – The affordability crisis is hitting seniors in metro Vancouver especially hard, and it’s getting worse, say the New Democrats.
A recent report on affordability in metro Vancouver showed that there was a 38-per-cent increase in the number of seniors waiting for affordable housing between 2012 and 2016, all of this while the Christy Clark government claimed to be taking action.
“Seniors are facing long waits for basic, affordable housing,” said New Democrat spokesperson for seniors, Selina Robinson. “They’re living with family members or left for too long in temporary accommodations.
“The Clark government simply hasn’t taken the appropriate steps to ensure that seniors have a home of their own.”
Robinson met with the media Monday to detail the story of Linda Brunden, a Burnaby senior who moved into a temporary residence in August of 2015 and has been on the housing registry ever since.
“In March, there were more than 3,500 seniors like Linda on the housing r
Christy Clark shows how far she’ll go to close schools in Vancouver VANCOUVER – Christy Clark has created more chaos for students, parents and teachers in Vancouver by having her education minister fire the Vancouver School Board, says New Democrat leader John Horgan.
“This is a terrible day for everyone in Vancouver who has been fighting so hard to keep schools open,” said Horgan. “Today we’ve learned the desperate lengths Christy Clark is prepared to go when it comes to silencing people who were standing up for public education in Vancouver.”
The Vancouver School Board was scheduled to meet later today to pass a balanced budget. Rather than let that vote go through, Christy Clark’s government rushed to interfere, and fired the school board hours before the vote could take place.
“Christy Clark has taken control of Vancouver’s schools. Students, parents and teachers don’t trust her, and don’t want her political timelines dictating their schools,” said Rob Fleming, New Democrat spokesperson for education.
“Vancouver needs stab
Christy Clark government misleads British Columbians on health care, expert says NEW WESTMINSTER – Christy Clark’s government isn’t telling British Columbians the truth about health care waitlists and that’s putting public health care at risk, say B.C. New Democrats.
An expert witness in a pivotal trial in Vancouver told the court that the Christy Clark government’s data on waitlists is “a dog’s breakfast”, adding that it is plain to see that the B.C. Liberal government has no intent on actually informing the public.
“British Columbians are waiting too long for quality public health care,” said New Democrat health spokesperson Judy Darcy. “This evidence shows that the Christy Clark government hasn’t been honest with British Columbians about that problem.
“Just this week, we were reminded of the story of a Princeton man, Fred Cosman, who died after waiting an unconscionably long time for cancer treatment. There’s a five-year-old boy in my community who has been waiting over a year for a simple surgery to insert an ear tube so that he can