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. New Democrat statement on the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence against Women VICTORIA— B.C. New Democrat leader John Horgan and women’s spokesperson Maurine Karagianis released the following statement recognizing the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence against Women.
“On December 6, 1989, 14 women were murdered at École Polytechnique in Montreal simply because they were women. Since that time, Canadians have set aside Dec. 6 as a day to remember and take action against violence against women.
“Unfortunately, we have a long way to go before violence against women is eliminated. Rates of violence against women are troubling high across Canada, and Aboriginal women in particular experience violence at a rate much higher than the general population.
“That’s why it’s critical not only to have a national inquiry into missing and murdered aboriginal women, but to commit to taking action following that inquiry. We need to do more than remember violence against women, we have to take action to end it.
“Up to half of all women in British C
Hundreds pack NDP campaign launch in Coquitlam-Burke Mountain The storefront at 2565 Barnet Highway was jammed with residents eager to see the launch of the by-election campaign for New Democratic Party candidate Jodie Wickens. Wickens was joined by John Horgan, BC NDP Leader of the Opposition.
Wickens is running in the long-awaited by-election to replace Doug Horne, the previous Liberal MLA who ran for the Stephen Harper Conservatives in the federal election and lost.
Wickens is a 33-year old mother of two who has lived in Coquitlam with her husband for the past 11 years. She is Executive Director of the Autism Support Network.
“We deserve a champion who will fight for this community. I know how much we need new schools and improved transit,“ Wickens said.
“People are struggling to pay increased fees for Hydro, ICBC and medical services premiums. Instead of helping them, the Christy Clark Liberals gave tax breaks to millionaires. As an MLA, I won’t back down when Christy Clark puts her political friends before families.”
NDP leader welcomes by-elections with winning candidates Vancouver – NDP Leader John Horgan began the first full day of campaigning in Vancouver-Mount Pleasant and Coquitlam- Burke Mountain with a clear message that people are tired of Christy Clark’s broken promises.
“She promised to stand up for families, but instead Christy Clark and the BC Liberals gave millionaires a $236 million tax break,” Horgan said. “Then she hiked fees for MSP, BC Hydro and ICBC,” said Horgan.
“She’s made a mess of transportation in Metro Vancouver, and she's neglected healthcare and education. People feel like she is only in it for herself and there is plenty of evidence that they are absolutely correct,” he said.
Horgan said he also knows that people are angry about the BC Liberal government lack of ethics because candidates are hearing it on the doorsteps.
“There are now two special prosecutors investigating the Liberals, including for the triple delete scandal, and then there is the Burke Mountain land giveaway,” he said. “People just
BC NDP launches by-election campaign: Candidate chosen to fight for Coquitlam-Burke Mountain Families Coquitlam – In a packed room at the Coquitlam City Centre Library, New Democrats nominated Jodie Wickens to be their candidate in the upcoming By-election in Coquitlam-Burke Mountain.
“It is a sincere honour to be the BC NDP candidate in the upcoming By-election,” said Jodie Wickens. “I care deeply about opportunities for Coquitlam families who are being ignored and left behind by Christy Clark. This is a growing and vibrant community with new families moving in everyday, yet we have the lowest education funding per student in the province. I will fight hard to represent families in Victoria.”
Jodie Wickens is a long-time Coquitlam resident and is a proud mom of two young children, one of whom is diagnosed with autism. As the Executive Director of the Autism Support Network, her work in the community has focused on protecting public education to ensure every child has an equal opportunity to succeed.
“Jodie is a hard working, principled community leader who will fight f