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 ...
MLAs stand with Shawnigan residents concerned about ongoing threats to their water VICTORIA – Cowichan Valley MLA Bill Routley joined with Nanaimo-North Cowichan MLA Doug Routley and other elected representatives at South Island Aggregates’ contaminated soil dumping site near Shawnigan Lake to voice continuing concerns about the threat it poses to the local water supply.
“Residents have a right to be concerned about their water after not just one but two recent reports that show that the Christy Clark government is failing to put the public interest first,” said Bill Routley.
“The Information and Privacy Commissioner’s report showed that the Christy Clark government was needlessly withholding government documents about the safety of water in Spallumcheen, while the Auditor General’s report found major gaps in the Christy Clark government’s monitoring of industrial sites and enforcement of environmental laws.”
Doug Routley noted that New Democrats have raised questions and concerns about the soil dumping site more than a dozen times in the legislat
Government calls session to do bare minimum and avoid tough decisions on housing affordability crisis VANCOUVER – The Christy Clark government is holding a summer sitting of the legislature to do the bare minimum to make bad headlines go away about the housing affordability crisis, while being careful to not anger their top donors.
“Christy Clark and her government still refuse to address the impact of speculation on the market. We have already introduced legislation that would address that issue, and would help put much-needed funds into fixing the housing affordability crisis,” said New Democrat Leader John Horgan.
MLAs and Candidates: John HorganIssue: AffordabilityHousingNews: News Release
B.C. Liberals failing British Columbians living in the Cariboo LIKELY – New Democrat leader John Horgan will visit Likely today following a visit to Williams Lake for the Williams Lake Stampede over the weekend. Horgan says the Christy Clark government has turned its back on British Columbians living in the Cariboo region.
“Today I’m meeting with people living in Likely who have seen serious damage to their livelihoods because of the Mount Polley disaster. Since the collapse of this tailings pond, Premier Christy Clark has shown again and again that she isn’t there for Likely, just like she isn’t there for people throughout this province,” said Horgan.
“The mine has reopened and the people who work there are back at work – that’s a good thing. But this disaster should never have happened, and the blow to the region’s economy should never have happened.
“A report by the Auditor General, released earlier this year, showed that a ‘decade of neglect’ in government enforcement led to this disaster. People in this region need a
Christy Clark government continues to ignore affordable housing crisis VANCOUVER – Today brought more evidence that the Christy Clark government has no plans to get serious about addressing the housing crisis in this province, say New Democrats.
“It took the finance minister almost as long to announce his so-called data as it did to collect it in the first place,” said New Democrat Leader John Horgan.
“The Christy Clark government dismissed every serious academic study on the housing crisis facing our province. But today, they announced results from 19 days of self-reporting data and tried to suggest that it is definitive.
“For years the B.C. Liberals stood by while a problem turned into a crisis.
“Today, young people are being priced out of the market, renters are losing their homes and companies are struggling to attract workers. But according to Christy Clark and her government, all that these people deserve is a vague YouTube video and 19 days of half-hearted data collection. That’s shameful.”
Just one year ago, Housing Minister Rich C