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 ...
Surrey school funding flop shows Premier Christy Clark not listening to parents VANCOUVER – The B.C. Liberal government’s weak response to school overcrowding in Surrey shows that Premier Christy Clark isn’t listening to the needs of parents and students when it comes to funding public education in B.C., said New Democrat Leader John Horgan on Friday.
“As usual, Christy Clark is not listening to the needs of ordinary people. It looks like her plan is to continue starving public education for funding in Surrey and in communities all over B.C. We can do better for our kids and parents,” Horgan said.
“Premier Christy Clark just told kids and parents in Surrey that she’s okay with leaving 4,500 students to learn in portables permanently. That’s not good enough. The people of Surrey need a provincial government that understands what matters most and acts in the interest of B.C. families.”
Horgan said that the B.C. Liberal funding decision is too little, too late for public education in B.C.’s fastest growing city.
“Surrey is adding another 1,000 s
One year after Truth and Reconciliation Commission, still no plan for Aboriginal children VICTORIA – The Christy Clark government still has no plan to reduce the number of Aboriginal children in care in B.C. a year after the Truth and Reconciliation Commission called on all provincial governments to take action.
“The Commission’s report was released one year ago, on June 2, yet despite the call for action we still have a situation where 60 per cent of children in care in B.C. are Aboriginal, and no plan from the Christy Clark government to stop taking these children from their families and their communities,” said New Democrat children and families spokesperson Doug Donaldson.
“The number one call to action from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission was for provincial governments to reduce the number of Aboriginal children in care. Yet, a year later, the Christy Clark government has still not addressed this over representation in our foster care system.”
The 2016 service plan for the Ministry of Children and Family Development calls for the number of Aborigina
Horgan says broken Kinder Morgan pipeline approval process not good enough for people of BC VICTORIA — The rubber-stamp approval by the federal National Energy Board fails to meet the concerns of British Columbians about the proposed Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain pipeline project, New Democrat leader John Horgan said today.
Horgan said the NEB report does not address the four key concerns he set out in opposing the proposed pipeline expansion project.
“Nothing in this flawed process and proposal will lead us to change our opposition. This was Stephen Harper’s broken and unfair approval process, and Christy Clark hid behind it. British Columbians can’t help seeing this as a rubber-stamp approval that fails to meet the concerns we all have with this proposal,” Horgan said.
“We’ll be reviewing the NEB recommendations, and we’ll be watching closely as the new federal panel and the court-ordered provincial panel complete the First Nations and community consultations neglected by the Harper process.
“For B.C. New Democrats, there are four big concerns with this
BC Liberals flip-flop on education funding, still no cheques for school boards VICTORIA – John Horgan, leader of the New Democrats, issued the following statement in response to the Christy Clark government’s education announcement on Tuesday:
“This is not about Christy Clark doing what’s right for parents and kids, this is all about Christy Clark trying to make bad headlines go away until after the election.
“This is the least that Christy Clark could do. The least. This is not new funding and I think that parents and students will see through this cynical election ploy.
“There are no cheques going to local school boards. All that the B.C. Liberals are saying is that they won’t be clawing back the $25 million that they were originally demanding from schools across B.C.
“Barely a month ago, Christy Clark’s education minister was dismissing the concerns of thousands of parents across B.C. as ‘just a few vocal groups’ and standing in the legislature defending his government’s cuts to public education.
“I’m so disappointed that this is w